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   RE: [xml-dev] XML-based Automation (Was: Zen or Games?)

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I guess I should try to get in sequence but there is a heatwave here to

What happens is that the means
> for establishing the patterns has to be notated
> somewhere.  XSLT is the transform engine, but
> it also stores the output patterns.  There is an XML
> version of RDF of course.

Which can incidentally be messed around with using XSLT :
and elsewhere.

> I haven't worked this all out.  I am still studying
> Sowa's work, but he encourages this line of thinking
> as long as I understand that FOL is not an 'exotic
> technology'.  To me the fascination is with analogical
> reasoning systems and how they could be implemented with
> basic XML technologies.  It could be a poor man's AI and
> it can be applied to domains we are looking at in HumanML.

I like the sound of this, but would hesitate at "basic XML technologies".
Graphs in XML aren't too pretty whatever the syntax, and perhaps I'm wrong
but as an extension of this the XSLT toolkit strikes me as possibly
inappropriate. I know you can do very cool stuff (it's Turing Complete,
innit?) but whether XSLT is the easiest route, hmm...  Having said that,
there is certainly some interesting work being done around RuleML, and
perhaps their representations might help with Analogical Reasoning using

A totally gratuitous "incidentally" : a new foal in the Mozilla stable is
Topicalla, a Semantic Web client (at this stage just RSS 1.0 and FOAF).
What's relevant here is that it uses an XPath-like approach to moving around
the RDF graph (and generating the UI dynamically).

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