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AI and NLP – a fundamental approach

(marking the downfall of the evolution theory as the assumed origin of intelligence and natural language)

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AI and NLP – a fundamental approach.pdf (date: 20 September, 2014)


Introduction

A science is either a cognitive science, or a fundamental science:

• Cognitive sciences study natural behavior, and describe this behavior in behavior models, after which can be predicted where and when a specific behavior will occur;
• Fundamental sciences study natural phenomena, and describe the natural laws according which a specific natural phenomenon occurs, after which can be predicted where and when that natural phenomenon will occur.

More than 160 years ago, George Boole considered intelligence (thoughts) to be a fundamental science, obeying laws of nature. In his An Investigation of the Laws of Thought - by George Boole, he described algebra (laws) embedded in grammar.

However, almost 60 years ago, scientists considered the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and knowledge technology (NLP) to be a cognitive science. But scientists fail to describe this behavior in behavior models. Wouldn't the lack of a definition explain the lack of progress in this field? Can fundamental results be expected when a field has no foundation?

What if George Boole was right? What if the field of AI and knowledge technology is actually a fundamental science? What if naturally occurring intelligence can be defined in a natural way – based on natural laws – after which can be predicted exactly where and when intelligence naturally ensues? Wouldn't such a fundamental approach speedup progress in the field of AI and knowledge technology?