Section Nine

9. Word-Sensibility in a Nutshell

Cognition generally described are coupled dynamical systems nested between, nervous system and body – body and brain – brain and environment.

— Randell D. Beer

The model involves unpacking a multi-organizational dynamic system. We might imagine each quadranym as representing a discrete dynamical system. All systems draw upon the environment and then give back to it, thus participating in an ecology of dynamical systems (dynamical contexts).

  • The source (state) virtually says, I feel this way about that target (state).

Word-sensibility is about words operating like units of homeostasis. A word is like a sensing unit of homeostasis where it responds to changes presented to it in a text. It finds stasis by adjusting its coordinates on the x-y axes to coordinates that its zeropoint can most effectively anchor for.

  • Barrier is a changing dynamic FOR the zeropoint (passage) of topic door.
  • Barrier represents potential coordinates. Passage orients the zeropoint.
  • Each unit is a kind of reference frame in which the dynamic sense of a word is balanced to a context e.g., IF context a THEN more x less y.

Consider the contextual dynamics of door for the sentences below:

  • Context a: “Close the door because it’s cold outside.”
  • Context b: “Open the door because it’s hot in here.”

In the example above, one can basically see how a statistical model can illustrate a homeostasis regarding door and climate changes as well as, security, privacy and aesthetics (i.e., word-topics cluster inferential terms.)

  • The project is about abstracting normative responses for machines.