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The Fundamental Intuition

Because my take on text is bound to baffle, it may help if I share, at the outset, my fundamental intuition---which is that text, at bottom, is information represented in its purest, more ``unadorned" form. The best candidate for such a form, it seems to me, is logic. My intuition is to some extent brought to life by intelligent computer systems. Such systems (e.g., BRUTUS, featured in [1]) are able to generate a finished text from information represented in austere logical form.

Selmer Bringsjord
Tue Apr 2 13:34:44 EST 1996