Let's talk about Verbs To talk about verbs, we need to treat them as nouns. Definition: a noun or noun phrase governed by an active transitive verb or by a preposition We have ‘noun’, ‘verb’, and ‘preposition’ being treated as nouns for the purpose of parsing the sentence. Definition: used with a past participle to form the passive mood We would also need to allow ‘adverb’, ‘pronoun’, ‘conjunction’, ‘participle’, ‘tense’ – in fact every grammatical form to be parsed as a noun. When we tag “ governed by an active transitive verb”, the verb object is made the child of GrammarVerb. GrammarVerb is an invocation of Noun, so “an active transitive verb” is seen as a noun phrase, and parsing continues. There is a connection between GrammarVerb and Verb, but OBJECTONLY, so part of speech can’t be inherited by the node Verb.   When parsing is completed, the node representing Verb in the sentence is moved from being a child of GrammarVerb to being a child of Verb.     It may be better to hav
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 Preposition Connections We could use relation operators for the prepositions, have them driven logically by the relations involved. The preposition connection inherits the relation timestamp. The preposition connection follows the relation connection. But this isn’t right. The money stays on the table after the person puts it there, and after the person has beetled off. It has to be a change of state, which remains until changed by something else. A LATCH should do – an incoming True sets the output True – it fades away, the output stays True (and remembers when it was set). An incoming False with no incoming Trues sets the output False. (this does not apply to a verb/preposition pair, such as “he puts on an act”) Then When the money goes into his bank account, it ceases to be on the table, and it changes from a physical object (banknotes) to an abstract object (an account entry). Is there a simpler way to do this? Probably not, if we want the workings to be accessible
  The Future of Problem-Solving: why we need help and where it will come from   The Human Condition For millennia, humans have used creativity and ingenuity to tackle problems of increasing complexity. First we developed more efficient ways of meeting our biological needs: tools for hunting, weapons and shelter for safety, and farming practices for convenience. We extended our lives with increasingly researched and revised medical practices, and developed more advanced and faster modes of transport and communication. We also created extensive education systems to further improve our ability to do all of this. More recently, the advent of computer technology has enabled refinement of pretty much every existing invention. From CAD programs used in architecture, to safety and navigation features in cars, and instantaneous global communication via the internet, among countless others. All of which serve to make up for human shortcomings in some way. Despite our enterprising natur
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