Section Eight

The Word-Topic Database: Wiki & Acquisition 

Human self awareness is a form dependent on the intentional forms we share with others.

— Michael Tomasello

The Q database is a wiki where people can create and edit quadranyms.

Quadranyms have four dimensions:

  • There are two default states or conditions: Subjective, Objective
  • There are two default modes or measures. Expansive, Reductive

Each dimension can collect or cluster terms for a particular topic.

  • Every quadranym is given a topic name (or head word)

Making a quadranym is nothing too tricky and actually fun to do. Choose a tittle for your topic and the terms for its default categories: Expansive, Reductive, Objective, Subjective. We call these categories the quadranym prime dimensions or facets. The next step is to plan your Q data scheme. 

  • A user can enter general Q units or create specific realms or domains.

Data: Like a head-word in a dictionary has different word senses, a word-topic in the database has different quadranyms. A word-topic is a Q realm.

Consider the word-topic eat. [sate y, starve x, food vector, hungry zeropoint]

Quadranyms can be used in reference frames. Other utility terms in a frame can be added.

Below, different (word sense) quadranyms for the word-topic eat.

  • The quadranym wiki is like a thesaurus.

Quadranym Examples:

Word-Topic: Space(x)

For all x, If  x is space, Then x is:

  • Mode Sets: Expand = infinite ⊇ Reduce = finite
  • State Sets:  Subject = void  ⊇ Object = between

Shorthand:

1) Word-Topic: Space(x)

  • (x)  space(x) [Infinite(void) Finite(between)(x)]

2) Word-Topic: Time(x)

  • (x)  time(x) [Future(present) Past(event)(x)]

3) Word-Topic: Agent(x)

  • (x)  agent(x) [Active(self) Passive(goal)(x)]

4) Word-Topic: Mental(x)

  • (x)  mental(x) [Unknown(knower) Known(knowable)(x)]

5) Word-Topic: Locomotion(x)

  • (x)  locomotion(x) [Move(position) Stay(place)(x)]

6) Word-Topic: Door(x)

  • (x)  door(x) [Open(passage) Close(barrier)(x)]

Database Examples: (Spatial set with random quadranyms.)

Topic

Expansive

Reductive

Objective

Subjective

space

infinite

finite

between

void

time

future

past

event

present

distance

far

near

relation

position

direction

there

here

to

from

door

open

close

barrier

passage

container

out

in

full

empty

energy

active

passive

matter

motion

friend

affection

genial

companion

self

reside

move

stay

visit

live

perception

stimuli

select

organize

interpret

logic

proposition

conclusion

evidence

argument

scientific

hypothesis

fact

law

theory

science

prediction

test

analysis

hypothesis

Data Holds the Key: A word-topic is more than just a quadranym unit. The quadranym unit addresses the basic dimensions involved. Still, additional contextual inferences are required by all word-topic realms. A realm contains a knowledge graph that allows word-topics to adapt to different contexts.

  • A wiki allows users to collaborate and modify data. 
  • Domains and realms can be specialized data projects.
  • The goal is interoperability between data projects.

Discrete systems with distinct topical orientations can be developed. Discrete systems work together to improve the word-topic data. Topical interoperability is the ability to adopt or reject the topical orientations of other systems. Competitive performance comparisons advance schemes.

The Quadranym Wiki: Users upload and edit quadranyms. 

  • There can be a list of quadranyms for any one Topic.

See section three to see how quadranyms are parsed into text.

Model

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