Sometimes We Need to Embed Meaning in a Computer Program

Information can be thought of as data that has meaning. Digging around the web I found some thing that people seem to think are involved in meaning. Data can be supplied with meaning through:
– description   – data semantics
– importance    – endemes                 (seriousness)
– relationship  – knowledge representation (causal)
– process
– community
– use-purpose
– security – access/permissions
– communication
– situation/setting/relevance
– logic/propositional logic/truth value
– function
– history/time/date
– event/noun/verb/adjective
– implementation
– commonness
– statistics
– grammar semantics/Chomskyan internalist semantics
– variables system
– text before and after it – “Words and sentences that occur before or after a word or sentence and imbue it with a particular meaning.”
– creator

These are mostly forms of context. The “theory of meaning” is discussed at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/meaning/. Interesting keywords are meaning, context, importance, description, relationship, purpose.

Components of Meaning Endeme Set

Here is an endeme set regarding some implementable components of meaning.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV|ltr Label        Levels: Implementation Tech    additional terms/description
----------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A]            (P)-S-  |A.  Access       ..3.... Permissions            security, role based security
[B]C-  -I--L-         |B.  Bridges      .2..... SOAP etc.              Communication, interaction, channels, lines, dataflow
 [C]                  |C.  Community    ......7 Agents                 Communities of agent - Level 7.0?
  [D]            -S-  |D. *Description  ..3.... Data Semantics         Semantics
   [E]              -V|E.  Events       ....5..                        <Event/verb>
 -C-[F]            -U-|F.  Frequency    1......                        Commonness,Ubiquity
     [G]  -L-    -S-  |G.  Grammar      ....5.. Syntax                 language
  -D- [H]     (O) -T- |H.  History       <ugh>                         past,temporal/time/date/timestream/timeline/change
       [I]    -P-     |I. *Importance   ..3.... Endemes                Priority - weighting - Endemes - Level 3.0
    -F- [J]        -U-|J.  Job          ....5..                        Function(,Use)
         [K]    -R-   |K. *Kowl. repr.  ...4... Knowledge representatn Relationship - Level 4.1 (or 4.0, 3.9)
          [L] -P- -T-V|L.  Logic        ....5.. Propositional logic    truth value, truth
-BC-   -I- [M]        |M.  Making       .....6. CBR                    Implementation,built,construction,internals
 -C-        [N]O-     |N.  Noun/object  .2..... Objects                <Noun>/category/object
 -C-         [O]      |O.  Origin       ......7                        Creation,Creator
    (F)       [P]     |P.  Process      ...4... Workflow               flow
A-         -M- [Q]    |Q.  Quality      .....6.                        Adjective,Modifier/Decorator
                [R]S- |R.  Relevance    ....5..                        Situation/setting
           -M-   [S]  |S.  Statistics   1...... Statistical measures   median/mean/mode/spread
                  [T] |T.  Textual pos  ....5..                        textual position, text before and after it
              -P-  [U]|U.  Use          .....6.                        Purpose, roles
     -G-   -M-    -U[V|V.  Variables    .2..... Variable system        gaming/toy/universe model description
----------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV|                 2332632 - 2 or 3 at each level except A.I. where meaning is the focus

Levels are: 1)R.DB., 2)O.O., 3)D.S., 4)K.R., 5)A.I., 6)C.C., 7)C.o.A.

 

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