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Re: Storing data and code in a Db with LISP-like interface

From: x <x_at_not-exists.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:21:36 +0300
Message-ID: <e2sq8v$rqq$1@emma.aioe.org>

"Alvin Ryder" <alvin321_at_telstra.com> wrote in message news:1145634235.153548.243390_at_v46g2000cwv.googlegroups.com...
> Bob Badour wrote:
> > Alvin Ryder wrote:
> > > Neo wrote:
> > >
> > >>I believe I have already surpassed RM. And as far as I can
> > >>tell, linked-lists are not even as flexible as RM.
> > >
> > > I agree linked-lists aren't as powerful as the RM but LISP and Prolog
> > > are not merely about lists.
> > >
> > > Both Prolog and LISP can represent information and indeed knowledge
> > > well beyond the RM, that's why they are popular with the ai community!
> >
> > Given the standard definitions of information and knowledge, that's a
> > rather astounding claim. Do you have anything that might back it up?
> >

> I'm sorry I don't have anything formal, the comment is simply based on
> the notion that the RM can capably deal with entities and relationships
> whereas LISP and Prolog can do that and much more.

> In addition to RM like representations they can also represent
> knowledge for rule based expert systems, frame based reasoning, case
> based reasoning, various abstract data types, graphs, natural language
> grammers, machine learning ...

I think RM was born about the same time as Prolog if not a bit earlier. If implemented properly it can do all the above and more :-) Received on Fri Apr 28 2006 - 05:21:36 CDT

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