Re: Humanscale cognitive Natural Language entities by 2005...

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Jul 22 2000 - 21:21:05 MDT

At 07:18 AM 22/07/00 -0400, alain wrote:

>The SC domain houses models of the World; ontologies; objects; actions & so
>forth. The higher constructs of the SC domain constitute "deep structure".

The merest of quibbles: `deep structure' is an obsolete term from Chomsky's
generative grammar, and does not (despite widespread misuse) have anything
to do with ontological or epistemological foundations or profundities or
bottom-lines. It is just the surmised inner syntactic logic of a given
utterance, able to find expression in a variety of alternative `surface
structures', the sentences we actually see and hear. Maybe that's what you
mean, that there's a path from ontology to linguistic d-structure to
articulated utterance. If it's not, you should be cautious of using this
term in a way unknown to linguistics.

Damien Broderick

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