Friday, October 14, 2005

Temporal Intelligence 

Temporal Intelligence: "There is a common misconception among GOFAI proponents that the brain somehow creates a model of the external world and uses this model to navigate and calculate outcomes. This could not be further from the truth. Consider that, in order to create a model of the world, the brain would have to first see the world. The problem is that it cannot see the world unless it first creates a model of it. This creates an infinite regress. The truth is that the brain only creates temporal correlations among sensory signals. That is all! What the brain sees is not the world but its own states. I realize that the illusion of seeing a world 'out there' is very powerful but it is false. The world we see is not 'out there' but 'in there.' All we can do is infer that there is a world 'out there.' We never see it."

Temporal Intelligence 

Temporal Intelligence: "Emergent Common Sense

AI researchers should focus their efforts on figuring out how the brain builds its knowledge, i.e., how the evolution of sensory stimuli conspires to induce brain connectivity. They should refrain from trying to come up with representational ways to store knowledge about the world (e.g., fruits, plants, animals, etc...) in a computer. There is a lot more to knowledge than the classification of namable objects and their relationships. There is a huge amount of knowledge that cannot be formalized with symbols. For examples, manual dexterity, recognizing a subtle fragrance, a face or a musical tune, finding one's way around an unfamiliar neighborhood. In other words, the sort of emergent common sense knowledge that can only be acquired through direct sensory interaction with the environment."

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

SemanticWeb.org - Welcome to the Semantic Web Community Portal 

SemanticWeb.org - Welcome to the Semantic Web Community Portal: " 'If HTML and the Web made all the online documents look like one huge book, RDF, schema, and inference languages will make all the data in the world look like one huge database.'

Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web, 1999
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That does sound like a single global ontology is the goal of the Semantic Web. This has turned many away. Especially for cultural ideas, as opposed to hard scientific ideas, the notion of a single ontology shared worldwide strikes many as absurd.

Journal of Web Semantics: Preprint Server 

Journal of Web Semantics: Preprint Server: "Here you can find fulltexts and bibliographic data of a number of electronic versions of the publications of the Journal of Web Semantics, including submitted ontologies and archived open-source code. Currently there are 49 publications available.

The search facilities comprise catalogue search, fulltext search und navigation. Navigation allows gaining an overview about the extent and composition of the document collection. You will find the search facilities via the above menu. Click on 'Search' for catalogue and fulltext search or onto 'Navigation'."

Semantic Web Science Association 

Semantic Web Science Association: "Objectives

The Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) is a non-profit organisation incorporated in Karlsruhe, Germany for the purpose of promoting and exchanging scholarly work in Semantic Web and related fields throughout the world. The association's activities are selfless; its main objectives do not concern any own economic interests."

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