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Topic: DOES MATHS HAVE ALL ANSWERS?
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Peter

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Re: DOES MATHS HAVE ALL ANSWERS?
Posted: Jun 21, 2006 1:46 AM
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I think history has many examples of grammar as math formulas going
right back to Plato's ideal forms.


On 19-Jun-06, at 4:00 PM, Ed Wall wrote:

> I guess it depends on what you mean by knowledge and by
> mathematics. For example, a theorem is, in a sense, a placeholder
> for knowledge about something. There is a sense in which knowledge
> expressed mathematically is tautological; however, it is more
> complicated than that.
>
> In any case, a fellow name George Boole tried to do something like
> this some time ago. He wrote an interesting book called An
> Investigation of the Laws of thought which was a precursor for what
> we know term Boolean algebra
>
> Also there was some interesting work by Shannon on the information
> content of messages and, of course, all this and that brings one to
> the very idea of a data base. You might want to play around with a
> free program called Protege which allows one to construct
> 'ontologies.' All this is computerish, but there is a mathematical
> foundation.
>
> Ed Wall
>
>

>> Hi everyone, I wonder if there is a discipline in maths to express
>> knowledge, i mean, to express knowledge by mathematics
>> expressions...is it possible?
>>
>> Regards and thanks
>>
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