Irrational Reasoning

  • Tom AddisEmail author
Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)


In Chap. 8 referential semantics was shown to fit a computer programming language since the meaning of a word could be related to the bit as an object in the machine. This is not the complete story. This is because computer languages have a dual semantics in that the program signs (e.g. the names/labels given to data items, procedures and sub-routines) at the highest level also have referents in the world other than the computer.


Duel semantics Family resemblance Irrational sets Accidental properties Meaning Paradigm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Portsmouth School of ComputingPortsmouthUnited Kingdom

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