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The observations that force modification of OHCO Platonism toward what Renear calls ``pluralism realism" (sect. #5.2.10) are ones the JoPP view accommodates from the outset: the JoPP approach is designed to allow for distillation of disparate documents. Whether the final text is a short story, a proof, a physics textbook, a poem, whatever, the JoPP thesis is that such text can be captured as a set of assertions in a formalism like first-order logic. Put another way, the JoPP view is that in order to build an artificial intelligence capable of generating short stories (etc.), one must first ensure that the AI in question has command over the core information---from which, via various algorithms, the final text can be generated.

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