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.
I am born by leeches chest
I am boned by the spiders
I am skinned by the cockroaches
I am weathered by the lizards
I am hardened by the crabs
I am teethed by the scorpions
I am tripped by the hoppers
I am a tentacled species
Bloom by brittle history
Braid in buoyant Bridges
It is the land of calico
The raw cotton livelihood
The rustic life of livid lines
A vestige of its heritage
I found in crystal lights
Merchants have a lineage
Mermaids have a lineage
Misery has a lineage
I wonder if I have a lineage
I am foiled in this city
I am coiled in this city
I saw pathways of a sweet street
I saw parallels in this sweet street
I saw history paddling in this street
Less of beggars, lots of labourers
Light of limelights, light of lifeless
New calico is on the verge of a merge
New calico is mushrooming malls
New calico is mincing minions
I am leaving the city to come again
I need cottons of my coinage
I need cottons for my coinage
I need cottons with my coinage
I am sure it’s a cotton candy city !!!
I was in search of a room sans mirrors
I was in search of a hideous hideout
I was on a dumping yard of yokes
I was in a frenzy fissure of faces
Mirrors, myriad of mirrors
Faces, fuming focal faces
Queries, queuing queries
Indexes, incessant indexes
Vexes, vestigial vexes
I primed upon myself
A luminal locus of life
A sharp glass foil at the sharp edge
Of a sharp tongue surrounded by
Sharp tooth of a sharp shivering animal
With sharp wedges in its sharp skull fuming
In a sharp weather of a sharp forest of a sharp
Life is reeling in sharp dreams of a sharp night
No wonder it is spinning
No wonder why it has serrated edges
No wonder it’s a wheelers fantasy
No wonder why it is faster than a blink
No wonder why its finer than a vermilion
No wonder why it’s lethal to a visceral foe
No wonder why his head is polarised
No wonder why his eyes are his firmament
No wonder why he is a fissure of last kind
No wonder why his gaze is a gourmet
No wonder why he eats away his pain
Sardonic, Sedantic, Semblances of him
Sojourn, Sophomore, Silence of his
I wonder why he is episodic and ephemeral
Floating and Filamental, this age
Following his Fist and Fury, foliage of times
Half life of a half misery is half truth
Half life of half truth is half silence
Half light of half silence is a fragmented word
Half life of half decay is half breath
Half breath of half life is a heap of lies
Half life of a half night is a half heart of a darkness
Halting at a half life of a half gaze I harped on a mystic muse
Every particle on this fermented soil wants to turn a pheromone
Every prism on this dew desires a glossy spectacle life
Every grain on this murky field loves to sway on your shoulders one day
Every pebble on this shore aspires the embrace of a tilting tide
Every blinded beat on this rhythm travels miles before you sleep
Every fractal on this leaf turns Fatou or Julia or their mesomorph
Every fizzog on this mirror turns purple and catches nightmares
Every element on this lava turns metal upon eternal winter
Everything, Every thin, thick, thinking thing on this Earthly Earth
thrives to be fertile, fuming or flying
Residue, of life, of lines, of lineage, of lizards, of lust, of limbic leeches
Every tentacle on this tensile , tensor skin
Every tear on this tepid cheek
Every mystery on this mosaic
Every trance in this globular gaze
Everything, every bloody body on this voyage
wants a moment of meaningful monologue
….. I stalled on a marshland, stood aloof
….. I stepped down a stealth footprint
….. I steeped deep into thyself, only to sign veins of my earth !
Are we evolving to be more intelligent species through technology? Constructs of meta-intelligence and machine intelligence tells us that we can build better forms of intelligence around us, either embedding on our machines or surrounding us in virtual modes. There is no doubt that we will evolve to be better intelligent species over the larger course of time. However, now there are a group of technocratic visionaries who believe digital technologies can accelerate our evolution as better intelligent species.
In the following video, the founder of XPRIZE foundation and Singularity University, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis talks about his perspectives on meta-intelligence.
Optimism about our digital future and techno-centrist progress is definitely a positive notion. However, we should be careful to differentiate between sermons and pedagogy from rational projections on future. Key aspects emerging from the positions of Dr.Peter Diamandis are about abundance of natural and virtual resources and the belief in the accelerated rate of evolution both guided and empowered by exponential technologies which helps to realize digital disruption and agile innovation.
Is this notion of meta-intelligence and exponential technologies anything novel at all?
Meta intelligence is described as a state in which we tend to progress on a rapid trajectory through leveraging various forms of intelligence,awareness and information capital that we have acquired and accumulated. Perhaps our digital intelligentsia is just realizing the dynamics of meta intelligence only now,thanks to the convergence of media formats and knowledge graph.
The property of meta intelligence has been a defining feature of human civilization for a long term,if we look at the history of various cultures,tribes,societies and interest groups.The Jungian constructs of racial unconscious ,collective consciousness,the archetypes ans similar psycho-social and semiotic entities denote meta intelligence embedded in the human civilization.
Our languages , our art forms and aesthetics, our dreams etc. are all manifestations of meta intelligence distributed across human knowledge collectives. All these constructs exhibit a capability to diffuse and disperse through length and breadth of humanity through ages of time and continental spaces. Yes, these are polynomials of meta intelligence constituting an abstract semiotic lattice full of cognitive elements.Meta intelligence is a property of nature.It cannot be singularly ascribed to the digital revolution which is of recent origin spanning just a few decades.
We should examine the empirical and absolutist nature of exponential technologies in this light. Technological advancements get projected on the exponential curves of market predictions and revenue growth charts only when they reach a particular threshold level of maturity,scale and stability.Until then it is lies in the hype cycles of market research organizations.Hype cycles exhibit probabilistic ,speculative and transient nature.Not all technology in the hype cycles qualify as exponential technologies.It is through the careful scrutiny and diligent evaluation by the thought leaders of financial capital,an array of technologies are hand picked as exponential technologies.Today, it could be nanomaterials, 3D printing, quantum computing, robotics etc. Tomorrow this could be radically different.
To summarize, there is a journey from hyperbolic plots to exponential curves for every nascent technology.This journey is orchestrated by the market forces driving global business and information economy.Unless you understand the rules and dynamics of this topological shift ,you will never be able to calibrate the intrinsic value of these exponential technologies.If you evangelize or endorse a boutique of technologies as exponential without understanding the causal connection and lineage of disruption,you are just becoming the cheer leaders or paid puppets for a few pundits and prophets from exotic laboratories.
Discovering the true jargon of authenticity in this age of cacophony and carnivalesque, demands rational ramifications on every single idea emerging from corridors of technologies. It could be about meta-intelligence, exponential technologies, cognitive informatics, machine super intelligence, anthropic principles or any other jargon. It is our rational review that helps us to differentiate the illusory jargon of digital determinism from the true discovery of digital consciousness.