Re: The copy paradox

Leevi Marttila (
13 Nov 1997 06:11:17 +0200

Brent Allsop <> writes:

> Would you really be happy if all you knew of "salty" was
> whether or not some abstract salty bit was set or not and all you had
> was a corresponding look up table containing all the strings people
> had ever used to try to verbally describe what salty is like? "It's

You described something like how person would experience salty if he
is only told about salty experience.

You forgot corresponding 'look up table' containing how it relates
*internally* to other tastes, what emotions person experienced when
tasting, etc...

Actually look up table is too simplistic expression. How would you
describe trained artificial neural net semantically?