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Productive Power

Renear claims ``that an OHCO representation of a text can mechanically generate other competing representations but none of these other other representations can mechanically generate an OHCO representation" (sect. #5.1.9). This claim, with `OHCO' supplanted with `JoPP', yields a true statement. In fact, perhaps the chief virtue of jottings (whether in the form used by J, or in the logical form used in language processing in AI) is that they have great productive power.



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