Dialectic logic has been studied by philosophers like Hegel, Marx, Althusser, Adorno, Habermas and so on. It was sufficient enough to explain the dynamic behavior in linear systems. In linear signals and systems, causality, probability, stochastics and randomness etc. can be explained by dialectic logic. It has found its applications across the field of formal linguistics, physics, economics, culture etc. However in the era of dense real and surreal experiences and imaginations, something more specific than dialectic logic has become necessary. Hence I am positioning an asymptotic logic as an epistemic category in the realm of universal pragmatics which is a wider and deeper fabric than ideological lattices. Asymptotic logic is running deep through dialectic systems.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Understanding (NLU) has become an essential toolset for the search engines of our times. There are a lot of sophisticated frameworks such as Seq2Seq, FastText, Glove, Word2Vec, BERT etc. for implementing NLP / NLU based models. Everything starts with a good language / linguistic / meta-linguistic model. We have to decide the parameters ( features ) and weights for them in this creative endeavour.
When it is about search engines and their information architecture, fundamental relationships between data, metadata, taxonomy, tokens, topology etc. remain quite significant. Hence I would suggest to give importance to find-ability, link-ability & usability when we encode and enumerate the parameter set ( feature space ) for a search engine, be it a document search engine, image search engine, face search engine, voice search engine or any other kind.
The notions of find-ability, link-ability, & usability will manifest in numerous dimensions and dynamics for various formats mentioned earlier. In this age of fake news and falsified information, trustability also become quite important. If we are factoring the data dimensions into the feature set, we can consider the big data features like volume, velocity, variety and veracity into consideration. I would say they are not essential for a simple and small scale search engine.
Find-ability elucidates the content discovery aspects such as navigation, sitemap, query structure, result set etc. Link-ability summarises the inter-objective and inter-subjective aspects of content, relationships between data and metadata, compactness of taxonomy etc. Usability is an angle towards the accessibility, visibility, experience, cognisance, consumption etc. related to the end-user engagements with the search engine.
This note is quite a brief collection of spontaneous thoughts on the aspects behind a good feature space for an NLP based search engine. Rather than starting with an arbitrary hypothesis or model, it is better to evolve a logical and linguistic framework for NLP based search engines.
Internet is such a simple word, so minimal, so technical, so unexciting, so basic, so primitive, so rudimentary such that we have plugged into it so swiftly, so effortlessly, so continuously, so seamlessly in many forms and formats. I never new networking was such as powerful thing before experiencing internet. It has been the biggest dream I have lived. It is the largest reality that cannot deny. It is the messiest maze I have been to.
What is internet for you ? a cave. ? a maze ..? a ladder ..? a gaze ..? a haze …? It could be anything and everything. I have started surfing internet in 1997. By the standards of today, it is quite late for a 16 year old boy from India. I hailed from a remote town in the state of Kerala for whom a personal computer has been a distant luxury even in the engineering studies. Hence internet came to my life as a career imagination during college days.
It has inspired my curiosity for knowledge by many folds. When I look back into my tryst with Internet, it has been an evolutionary experience, if evolution is a simple metaphor.
Now when I reflect upon the internet as a macrocosm, as a cosmos, as a firmament, it is full of leeches. It is full of fissures. It is full of fulcrums. It is full of fractals. It is full of serpents. It is full of ashes. It is full of tunnels.
It is not what is. Internet has been a refuge. It has been an ensemble. It has been a mirage. It has been a fume. It has been a dust. It has been a lot of different entities. I will narrate them in this log of blogs. Keep surfing !!
Intelligence is a hot topic in technical and business circles. Intelligence is no longer an intellectual or philosophical or psychological topic of discussion. Intelligence is now regarded as the fuel for the future engines of progress for humanity. Artificial intelligence is expected to fuel the most important machines of our time. Be it IBM Watson, or Apple Siri, or Amazon Alexa or Google DeepMind, Artificial intelligence is the driving force for all these advanced information machinery. When we are seeing a society and economy dominated by the constellation of advanced machinery and their information architecture, it is quite natural to believe that the combination of artificial intelligence and advanced information machinery is going to rule this world. Even if we accept the autonomous nature of information machinery powered by artificial intelligence, the question of energy and its dialectic relationship with intelligence comes into play.
How does energy influences intelligence? Does this question sound odd ? When I mention intelligence, it is not only artificial intelligence. The terrain of intelligence touches upon natural intelligence, human intelligence, societal intelligence, personal intelligence, organic intelligence, cellular intelligence, atomic intelligence, sub-atomic intelligence, particle intelligence, material intelligence, fluid intelligence, entropy intelligence, fractal intelligence, quantum intelligence and so on. Artificial intelligence we are talking about is just a sub-set of human intelligence in the personal and inter-personal level. It is not even the complete mapping of human intelligence at the societal, personal and organic level. If we take into account these multitude categories of intelligence, the next question is on the dialectic relationship between energy and intelligence.
The relationship between energy, matter and space time is of profound implications. At the quantum mechanical level, energy influences space time properties such as angular momentum, velocity, wave length, frequency etc. On the galactic dimensions, space time curvature together with matter influences the nature of electromagnetic waves. The precise nature of energy, matter and space time are meshed together in the extreme dimensions, be it microscopic or macroscopic. This dialectical relationship between matter and energy is manifested in different space time conjectures differently.
Social Networks are part of our life big time. We spend hours surfing through the profiles, walls and news feeds of our friends and foes alike. Social networks create micro experiences of vivid emotions, in fact a bewildering variety of emotions and flurry of thought. There is a lot of impulsive expressions in social networks. Fine, what about the formation and distribution of knowledge in social networks?
Information exist in the digital systems, but knowledge is always created through human act of cognition and re-cognition. It can only be represented and absorbed in social networks. Hence the full life-cycle of information exchange and knowledge management should materialize in social networks.
Not all information becomes knowledge, but some grains of knowledge get created and distributed through social networks. The challenge is that people seldom reflect and analyze the knowledge within the social networks. Information gets assimilated within seconds, perhaps like the attention span of a Gold fish. However, knowledge takes time to gets developed in human mind. It is not just the analytical insights that we are talking about. It is about the collection of hypothesis, inductions, deductions, inferences, critical analysis and reflections that we sum up as a knowledge collective.
The unique nature of knowledge is that it is not something a machine can produce. An act of human cognition and re-cognition is required to create a quantum of knowledge. Knowledge is generated in the human mind, not in the human – machine interfaces. It is a kind of space-time integration of information and impulses in the semantic ocean of collective unconscious.
Perhaps nature of knowledge is the single most beautiful entity that quantum physics should have studied. Unfortunately, quantum physics had always its own plastic affections to uncertainty and could not go beyond the ramifications about quantum consciousness. Knowledge is a dialectic melange of synchronic and diachronic coefficients of collective unconscious that gets superposed with the synaptic impulses from our experiences. Our synaptic impulses are nothing but the cerebral expressions of information exchanges. There is a semiotic continuum at work in human act of cognition and re-cognition that transforms every genetic expressions to powerful symbols that human mind can easily relate. It is all together a beautiful nature at work in the formation of knowledge in human mind.
Beams, they darkened the edges of the surface
Emboldened, Emblematic, it is a fusion on the surface
Vestige of a spill, curled on to the surface
Surface is conjugal, coagulant and coalesced
It is hiding its fuming films beneath the bone
Sure, it is conjugal, ashes are fractals too
Tangent to the light, smoldered skins
Priming on the pelt, opaque cells of breath
Orthogonal to everything, prisms felt frenzy
Reflection, strange semantics of reflection
Meaningless glasses reflected for simple reasons
Etched out kernels are pivoted around the gaze
Third pole of the cross, fifth element of nature
Surface began peeling away, truths are born in manifolds
Anonymous as they are, synonymous were their lives
Anonymous as they are, encoded as they are, erudite as they are
Anonymous as they are, polymorphic in their vertebra
Anonymous as they are, chained are their lineage
Anonymous as they are, beehive, colony, cradle, caves all for them
Anonymous as they are, faces, eyes, pebbles, gold, all sans them
Anonymous as they are, words were their miseries like glassy races
Anonymous as they are, races, ravine, rashes, rabid all were strangers
Anonymous as they are, they are synonymous to memory and melancholy
Synonyms do exist, anonymous to the webs of sermons, weeds of wickedness
Myth of unity, marshlands of words and rhythms, I despise your beautiful chronotopes
Not sure if a sedentary Sunday night and a monstrous breakfast has an impact on these fragmented thoughts. Chennai has been my second home for more than a decade now. All throughout the significant twists and turns in my professional life and the epochs in my personal life, I kept coming to Chennai in surprising frequency. It is now that I have got some ambient time and space to jot down my thoughts.
The Chennai in my memories and nostalgic edges has been an exuberant city with wildest of the colors and loudest of the inner voices. It reflected a persistent soul resisting the buoyancy of a dualistic mode of livelihood. Things have changed. Perhaps these thoughts are caused as I have come back as a business professional this time. Perhaps these thoughts are result of my stay inside an information technology park.
Chennai has become silent and subdued. Metropolitan way of life has engulfed its multitudes of benign expressions and polyphonic folksonomy . It’s humane will has been dwarfed by a gargantuan tide of melancholic cult. This was something surprisingly odd . I believed Chennai had a primordial cultural lattice that can survive and withstand any social change and economic tide with grace and tenacity. Chennai has proved to be yet another city chopped of its intrinsic spirit in times of chaos.I am not sure if the economic activity is on a rate of deceleration.
When I spoke to many city inhabitants, it seems the recent flood has wiped of the confidence of its people quite substantially. It may be true that the scars of the flood will continue to haunt them for some more time. We have to remember that severe summer solitude and the monstrous Tsunami couldn’t chop its ebullient wings. I believe the flood has caused only a temporal setback. I hope the current thread of melancholy will only be transient. I am still figuring out the extent of this mutation and the spread of this cultural shift. Let me travel a little further and beyond.
They meet at the center of the universe
A lazy spider with a venomous lust
Saliva in its glue glut and savage webs
A worker bee with a frivolous fist
Nectar useless to its soul, it carried to the mountains
They meet in utter disdain and in vertical azimuths
They are in the shades of a poison tree
Positioned in between the twigs of life and death
Honey and glue, they never formed a pebble burst
Outlanders, they are, outlandish they are
Flattened legs and fuming eyes, they both survived their angst
Poles apart, they were chased down by magnets
In fear and fever, they parted ways
Spider on the ladder, Bee on the beach
Spider sans web, Bee sans beehive
They felt loneliness to the core, crippling with time
Laziness to the haze, spider survived the seasons
In meditation, intricate to its own nascent senses
Tepid and torrid, worker bee made hexagonal worlds
Gaze of a gory child, it was nothing but an unconscious life
When strains equal music, they must meet again
Lazy spider and worker bee, distant they are, adjoined by effervescence
Lust and wickedness, they meet in magnetic poles
Only to wither away in weathers of conjectures
I know you hate a slaughterhouse
I know what you eat with slit tongues
I know what lures your sly saliva
I know what bites your bile and bovine
I know what irks your intimate ingest
I know you love beefed up truth
I know you like cooked up lies
I know you pore hot porridge
I know you have chimes, crabs and nebula
I know you meet your muscles and minion ego
Unlike me, you cherish your bovine spirits and bile vines
Thinking about a savage kitchen, you perish in my baked lands
And I shall have you in my last supper in the retreat to unfreedom