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Re: Frame-based vs ontology-based vocabulary

From:And Rosta <and.rosta@...>
Date:Sunday, February 25, 2007, 23:25
Sai Emrys, On 20/02/2007 11:15:
> All vocabularies that I know of, and even the fundamental ways of > approaching the naming of things, are ontologically based. That is, > you name *things* by placing them in categories, specifying their > attributes, or giving them an individual name.
> What I would like instead is a system based on frames.
> So instead of saying something like "I bought a game from the market" > it might be something like "[commercial transaction](buyer = I, place > = generic, money = ?, object = [game](instrument))".
I acknowledge that you yourself say you're groping in the dark. From your descriptions of the contrasting approaches, I could see no difference other than the 'arity'/'adicity' of categories/predicates -- i.e. the number of arguments/'slots'. And you seem to be saying that your prefer polyadic predicates to monadic; but I don't get why... --And.