Posts Tagged ‘web science’

1896: The Year We Did Linked Data Right

Sometimes we already have things right. Such is the case with RDF and Existential Graphs of Charles Sanders Peirce, or so said Pat Hayes of the Institute for Human Machine Cognition in his invited keynotes at ISWC 2009 called BLOGIC: Now What’s in a Link.

To Pragmaticism and Beyond: The Emergence of Meaning in Complex Systems

The central topic for this post is to sketch out a program for developing a new theory of meaning. In short, my hypothesis is this: a) semantics provides a theory of representation and truth; b) semiotics provides a theory signs and their interpretation; c) pragmaticism defines the effect of a conception on other objects as the whole of the conception; and d) meaning emerges in a complex system through the convergence of relational properties and domain knowledge.