Friday, May 24, 2013

Semantic primes

Wierzbicka provides evidence (Semantics: Primes and universals, Oxford Univ. Press, 1996) that all natural languages use the same small set of primitives:
I, you, someone/person, people, something/thing, body, kind, part, this, the same, other, one, two, some, all, many/much, good, bad, big, small, think, know, want, feel, see, hear, say, words, true, do, happen, move, there is/exist, have, live, die, when/time, now, before, after, a long time, a short time, for some time, moment, where/place, here, above, below, far, near, side, inside, touch/contact, not, maybe, can, because, if, very, more, like/way
As part of the natural language understanding effort Asa H has now been given or has learned perhaps half of these primitives.

Monday, May 20, 2013

ANDROID update

I have previously expressed my dissatisfaction with ANDROID 1._ and ANDROID 2._
I am now able to run BASIC, LISP, and spreadsheets offline and Codepad online with a NEXUS 7 and ANDROID 4.1

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Distributed representation in Asa H

The concept "intelligence" appears to be formed by Asa H as a distributed representation, a set of categories  distributed over several concepts on a single hierarchical level as well as distributed up and down across multiple levels in the hierarchy.  Some of the concepts involved in "intelligence" seem to be: foresight, creativity, memory, adaption, and brain.  There is some resemblance to our own theory of thought network model (see my website , cognitive scientist, theory of thought and mind).

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chrome OS

I have been using the chrome browser for a while but did not have a chromebook.  I have found WiFi coverage to be spotty.  In fact, it is even spotty just moving around my office! (Rather like cell phone coverage 15-20 years ago.)
I now have an Acer C7 chromebook and am able to write and run programs offline using Chrome Prolog, Python Shell , and Sole 64 BASIC.  When online I can use things like codepad.
Chrome OS certainly does boot up fast.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Experiments with Asa H upper ontologies

Both humans and Asa H can take substantial time to learn/evolve high level concepts (upper ontology).  But since the high and low levels of the Asa H hierarchy are similarly selforganizing one can hope to develop the upper levels (somewhat) independent of the lower (grounding) categories.  Such an upper level simulation may be considered an approximation to some more complete, more accurate, learning experiment.  It would be difficult to teach Asa the concept of a magnetic field or a quantum mechanical wave function, for instance, so we might begin at a (mid) layer in the hierarchy where Asa is assumed to already have a model of these in place.