Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 16:36:37 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 11, 10:16 pm, Marshall <marshall.spi..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 11, 8:30 am, JOG <j..._at_cs.nott.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Wittgenstein goes on
> > from this basis to conclude that meaning and knowledge cannot be
> > encoded in any formal representation
> I just want to pop in here and say that the above idea is bullshit.
Well feel free to either pop out again, or elucidate. It is unclear whether you are saying that Wittgenstein didn't suggest that some meaning has no logical form (which he did as a consequence of his discourse with Sraffa), or that many have misinterpreted him. Perhaps you intended this ambiguity. Perhaps its just a sloppy post - hard to tell as is.
Either way, knowledge is generally accepted in AI research as unencodable in a descriptive model. I would love to claim to have formulated such conclusions myself, but I am merely reiterating Clancey, Brookes and Cantwell-Smith famous papers, the well documented demise of expert systems, the $35million wasted on projects like CYC, etc, etc, etc.
Received on Fri Jul 11 2008 - 18:36:37 CDT