[sc34wg3] Reflection and Merging

Patrick Durusau patrick at durusau.net
Wed Apr 11 15:14:54 EDT 2012


I haven't even begun to run down the references and other reading but I 
caught a video on reflection in Scala and it struck me as having a great 
deal in common with Newcomb's notion of subject identifications being 
composed of other subject identifications.


Hope everyone is having a great day!


PS: The video: 

PPS: And I am looking at Brian Cantwell Smith's "Procedural Reflection 
in Programming Languages." 

Is "reflection" in Brian's sense what is missing in most semantic 
mapping applications?

That might be a winning argument to make to DARPA since they are still 
big on the AI stuff. Argue that "reflection" is what we want to fill in 
"above" the use of terms in a system. The part that is currently missing.

Logic doesn't qualify because it can only fill in from the top down. 
Never from the bottom up. ;-)

(Warning: I may trademark those two sentences and sell them to a 
unspecified large vendor. You have been warned.)

Patrick Durusau
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