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Topic: Sets as Memory traces.
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Graham Cooper

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Re: Sets as Memory traces.
Posted: Feb 8, 2013 5:14 PM
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On Feb 9, 8:12 am, Graham Cooper <> wrote:
> On Feb 6, 9:14 pm, Zuhair <> wrote:

> > Suppose that we have three bricks, A,B,C, now one can understand the
> > Whole of those bricks to be an object that have every part of it
> > overlapping with brick A or B or C, lets denote that whole by W. Of
> > course clearly W is not a brick, W is the totality of all the three
> > above mentioned bricks. However here I want to capture the idea of
> > 'membership' of that whole, more specifically what do we mean when we
> > say that brick A is a 'member' of W. We know that A is a part of W,
> > but being a part of W is not enough by itself to qualify A as being a
> > member of W, one can observe that brick A itself can have many proper
> > parts of it and those would be parts of W of course (since part-hood
> > is transitive) and yet non of those is a member of W. So for a part of
> > W to be a member of W there must be some property that it must
> > satisfy.

> I think you've stumbled onto a more generic problem of identification
> and reference.
> e.g.  the sentence "were does that go?"
> makes sense to people because we can see where the speaker is pointing
> at.
> an identifying action not part of the sentencial language.
> I plan to incorporate the mouse pointer to cover this effect in
> Natural Language processing.
> Herc
> !!


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