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   RE: [xml-dev] Schemas As Anti-bodies and Dynamical Systems

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The important question would be 'do the humans learn 
to reject or accept a document on sight'.  That is, 
human recognition of patterns is quite good but the 
memory is weak for details.  One would like them 
not to have to accept all documents first, read them 
and infect their local network or worse, forward them 
and infect other networks.

One way is to keep a forward-positioned machine that 
takes all messages and is infected.  Then use the 
infections on that machine to create the anti-schemas 
for other machines (or whatever the analog for protection 
is).  This is similar to how antigens are introduced 
into other animals to create weakened forms of antigens 
based on the antibodies of the infected animal.  

Probably a dumb way to do security but following the 
analogy, it looks likely.

Humans are pretty good at recognition of infected 
email messages if they look at the subject headers 
long enough.  How long has it been since you opened 
a message from a stranger that said "I Love You" in 
the subject header (even today of all days and in 
non-Hindu countries), or the one I saw this morning 
claiming I had a bogus Windows XP install and that 
this could be cleared up if I would only send Microsoft 
a credit card number.   Recognition and discrimination 
are about 'features-binding', so the system requires 
a means to 'remember' bad ju ju.  It does it by 
copying it somewhere safe.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Lyon [mailto:david.lyon@computergrid.net]

Humans nut through the a rendering of the documents, work out if the 
documents make sense and reject ones that don't. Click a button to
reject it or get further information and make it go away for a while.

One question I have is whether it is such a good idea to let the
humans in.... oh well it's all good fun...


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