I recently learned about Peter Gärdenfors and his idea on conceptual spaces using Voronoi tesselations. I have been reading through some of his papers and came across this paper that he co-authored with Chris Sinha in 2014: Time, space, and events in language and cognition: a comparative view I have been studying time as well… Continue reading Notes on “Time, space, and events in language and cognition: a comparative view”
Month: April 2022
Notes on Judea Pearl
I’ve known about Judea Pearl and his work for many years, but I just started studying it in detail. Many recent papers I have read directly cite his work. In thinking about my model building engine theory, cause and effect is one of the central ideas that came about from that thought experiment. If humans… Continue reading Notes on Judea Pearl
The Language of Thought hypothesis and Compositionality was worked on hundreds of years before computers existed!
I just learned Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), famous for inventing calculus, was also interested in the philosophy of mind. He proposed a concept called the Alphabet of human thought, which is an idea that says there is a universal way to represent all human thought with small primitive components. With these primitive components, we should… Continue reading The Language of Thought hypothesis and Compositionality was worked on hundreds of years before computers existed!
An analysis on the diversity of quality adjectives
I did an initial analysis on the functional types of adjectives and I realized that quality (property/descriptive) adjectives are the largest and most broad category and so I wanted to do a deeper analysis here. I tried to do some research on the amount of adjectives in the English language and supposedly there are estimates… Continue reading An analysis on the diversity of quality adjectives
Analysis of functional types of adjectives in the English language
The definition of an adjective is a word that modifies or describes attributes of a noun. Another definition: “Adjectives describe or limit the qualities of people, things, and abstractions.” I’m interested to understand everything about adjectives so that I can have a theory of how to better implement them into computational models. I focused on… Continue reading Analysis of functional types of adjectives in the English language
Notes on “Programs as Causal Models: Speculations on Mental Programs and Mental Representations”
I just read the paper from Nick Chater and Mike Oaksford. I found this paper from reading “Creativity, Compositionality, and Common Sense in Human Goal Generation”. Very cool paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23855554/ They follow Judea Pearl’s thinking that counterfactuals and causality are central to intelligence, both natural and artificial intelligence. I know of Judea Pearl’s work and… Continue reading Notes on “Programs as Causal Models: Speculations on Mental Programs and Mental Representations”
Testing compositionality on GCCKR
can we just represent each prime as a point in a vector? We would need to have a programming language that could interpret the vector. So we are moving the meaning of the vector to the interpreter. We need to test compositionality. Can you have multiple vectors as a sequence to represent new concepts/words? The… Continue reading Testing compositionality on GCCKR
Notes on ” Are there Semantic Primes in Formal Languages? “
Research was done comparing NSM to a few languages such as OWL,PDDL, and MOF. They found a subset of primitives are in formal languages already. The ones missing are about 40/65. So over 2/3 of these words are not in formal languages. The abstract: “Abstract. This paper surveys languages used to enrich contextual information with… Continue reading Notes on ” Are there Semantic Primes in Formal Languages? “