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Sigma KEE - conclusion
?ARGUMENT ?PROPOSITION) means that the
?PROPOSITION is the conclusion explicitly drawn from the
?ARGUMENT. Note that it may or may not be the case that ?ARGUMENT
Properties or qualities as distinguished from any particular embodiment of the properties/qualities in a physical medium. Instances of Abstract can be said to exist in the same sense as mathematical objects such as sets and relations, but they cannot exist at a particular place and time without some physical encoding or embodiment.
relating two items - its valence is two.
s are relations that are true only of pairs of things.
s are represented as slots in frame systems.
The universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
The class of
s whose properties can be inherited downward in the class hierarchy via the
is a sentence-forming
. Each tuple in the
is a finite, ordered sequence of objects. The fact that a particular tuple is an element of a
is denoted by '(*predicate* arg_1 arg_2 .. arg_n)', where the arg_i are the objects so related. In the case of
s, the fact can be read as `arg_1 is *predicate* arg_2' or `a *predicate* of arg_1 is arg_2'.
of relations. There are two kinds of
s both denote sets of ordered n-tuples. The difference between these two
es is that
s cover formula-forming operators, while
s cover term-forming operators.
single valued relation
just in case an assignment of values to every argument position except the last one determines at most one assignment for the last argument position. Note that not all
total valued relation
just in case there exists an assignment for the last argument position of the
given any assignment of values to every argument position except the last one. Note that declaring a
to be both a
means that it is a total function.
Belongs to Class
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