Re: Pattern recognition

From: Perry E. Metzger (
Date: Tue Oct 07 2003 - 11:00:58 MDT

"Ben Goertzel" <> writes:
> Ambiguity exists in natural language because natural language involves
> *lossy* compression of thoughts and percepts. Lossy compression is
> necessary because to communicate our thoughts and percepts in detail would
> take waaaaay too much time and effort, given practical realities.
> Precise, unambiguous language exists: it's called formal logic.

However, formal logic can only speak about objects inside the formal
system. It is unclear how one can unambiguously produce mappings
between the formal system and the real world.


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