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Sigma KEE - wants
?AGENT ?OBJECT) means that ?OBJECT is desired by ?AGENT, i.e. ?AGENT believes that ?OBJECT will satisfy one of its goals. Note that there is no implication that what is wanted by an agent is not already possessed by the agent.
A very general
?AGENT ?ENTITY) means that ?ENTITY is within the scope of interest of ?AGENT. Note that the interest indicated can be either positive or negative, i.e. the ?AGENT can have an interest in avoiding or promoting ?ENTITY.
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
s between an
and one or more Entities, where the
requires that the
have awareness of the
s where the
has awareness of an instance of
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.
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