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This argument for the OHCO view (sect. #5.1.8) is easily adapted so as to support the JoPP thesis. There should be little doubt that if, for example, the typeface of a document is changed, the text is not. But just as changes to the content objects of a text produces a numerically distinct text, so too changes in the FOL distillation of a document produce a different text. On the AI-incarnated JoPP view, two documents are identical if and only if they are generable from the same core information in a certain logic.



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