The Meaningful Exhaustion of the Interaction of Words
The Meaningful Exhaustion of the Interaction of Words and Symbols
Ideas are built of an interlocking of meanings.
Meanings can be represented by symbols.
For us, these symbols have become words.
When we want to express an idea, all we do is pick words that represent the different meanings and lock them together in an interaction of words that we call a sentence.
We then lock sentences together in paragraphs and put them in books, magazines, or other literary forms.
We have formalized the conceptualization of meaning into locked blocks called ideas.
We then catalogue valid ideas, and other ideas we put together as nonsense, neologisms, science-fiction and poetry.
What we don't see is that valid ideas can start off as nothing more complex than words.
Since our dictionary is a collection of words which are the units of ideas, and our library contains the contents of the dictionary organized in different intelligible ways, there could be more books written which would simply be our dictionary's words organized in different intelligible ways.
This work proposes that by stimulating the creation of new interactions of words, we can find all manners of new ideas. We do this by simply exhausting the interactions of words in ways that make sense.
Ideas frequently come many decades before they are accepted as being valid ideas.
New ideas can almost always be stated in words from our own dictionary or in combinations of the old parts of words such as suffixes and prefixes.
We can further illustrate this with the fact that some floppy disc drive terminology was already present with us when Edison invented the phonograph. Someone back then could logically have seen the idea of the present personal computer if they looked at concepts such as the phonograph, the typewriter, and the motion picture. They just needed to combine the ideas all together, perhaps even with ideas of how the human brain works for memory, and start to think of new possible ideas that might have some value.
We can get at a framework for the meaningful exhaustion of the interaction of words if we draw out the basic linguistic truth that ideas can be broken down into words, and different interactions of words equal different ideas. This theory states that it is useful to look at this idea philosophically. By an exhaustion of the interaction of words, we can theoretically discover many new ideas available to us.
This is the premise of the meaningful or purposeful exhaustion of the interaction of words.
Linguistics, while adding to the side of computer understanding of language, has made a complex introduction to the gateways to Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion (hereby referred to as MWIE) thought.
If we get into an essentially useless (and ignorant in a MWIE way) linguistic quagmire, we are missing the point of finding tools that have practical value.
When we look at linguistics such as semiotics, syntax, or semantics, we find a study as dedicated as computer programming or brain surgery.
MWIE extracts only what is needed from these studies in linguistics, and never is imposed upon by that which is dedicated merely to preserving the study of describing language.
MWIE Theory should take guidelines from grammar and syntax studies.
Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion, when used in hard science, must be done by people with training in that area.
That is, one does not have to be a learned linguist to invent ideas with the merge method of Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion; the fact is that we will develop learning methods after we use the program.
A combination of units, called words, whose meanings we simply find in the dictionary, produces things called ideas, whose purpose and value differ in degrees of intensity.
People using the technique of Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion could map out these degrees of value and purpose.
Combining words together creates new meanings out of the words that have a single meaning when in relationship with those items.
The point that each word is very simply defined can be seen when we break down the sentence: "The old analog music synthesizers refined their sounds by using voltage controlled filters."
This simple way of using consensual definitions is used in conceptualizing the purpose and possibility of Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion.
Linguistic studies have validity here when one has gotten to the point already of accepting Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion's basic premise of it being possible to create beneficial ideas artificially. Linguistic studies can be used in merging an expert system rule base in the program's output, which would filter through the output and retain the more of the meaningful and important statements.
Advanced linguistic studies can be introduced fruitfully to create criteria for lexicons for indexing patterns that would produce meaningful merges.
A key sentence is the first sentence that you start a paramind merge out on.
They are chosen for their richness of direction for the merge technique.
If we can have an ordered, encyclopedic set of records of single words, or well-calculated phrases, and put them into a meaningful and semantically rich "key sentence," we can achieve an accumulation of useful ideas.
Our future knowledge will be similar to our present knowledge in the way present knowledge is similar to past knowledge.
Therefore the first task is to extract key sentences from our present language and mutate them with different relative terminologies.
The relative terminologies have different indexing criteria, and some may be very creatively linked, that is, not apparently related to the key sentences, or the secondary areas that the key sentence mutates into.
The key sentence is the region of meaning mutated, and the secondary area is the present area one is branching off toward.
The MWIE work at first might be difficult if one doesn't have anything one wants to discover.
Therefore, one must find some good key sentences to work with.
This is the first stage of the work, as important as sterilizing equipment is to the hospital team.
One can find these key sentences anywhere there is any text that has a good enough syntactic and semantic structure that can lend itself to the Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion method: that of expansion by the addition of new words at certain points in the key sentence.
These merge points may be weak points, they may be strong points. They are any point into which the user can see a new stream of thought going.
These new streams of thought are basically the growth of the entirety of valid ideas.
One should keep a good supply of these key sentences by one whenever one sits down at the program to brainstorm.
They will come from whatever source one finds interesting, whether it is lines from a favorite poet, sentences from the writings of social activists such as Martin Luther King, text from theoretical or practical science, or anything else that one normally reads or thinks about.
A word category is a list of words, symbols, or phrases that ParaMind uses for its brainstorming techniques.
An idea list is the result of a ParaMind merge.
This idea list database must contain a database of ideas that are new, useful, and unique -- ideas which are not quite incorporated into our present world.
Science fiction novels are a great source for such ideas.
Idea-lists from this "new, useful, and unique" idea database would produce valuable library findings. Thousands of variations of science-fiction ideas which have only been touched upon in a few sentences by science-fiction authors can be explored and modified by people ranging from poets to physicists.
Reason for the Library
A complete dictionary contains all the words that the books of our library contain.
Our libraries are merely the intelligent interactions of the words of our dictionary in logically meaningful ways.
If we were to exhaust the logical meaningful interactions of our words, we would come up with new discoveries that we are bound to stumble upon in the future by pre-existing means.
One could then institute a library of the findings with proper indexing and circulate the findings.
Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion is the literature concerned with the exhaustion of the interactions of words and the introduction of new words to symbolize the new ground covered by MWIE's treatment of ideas as a plastic medium.
The techniques involved in MWIE are an important problem in the successful usage of this new science, which in some ways is a science based on the fusion of literature and mathematics.
However, in comparison with other factors, such as the prejudice towards treating ideas as a plastic medium, and the lack of examples of the fruits of Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion, the several techniques of mutating sentences into different sentences are a simple aspect to understand.
The description of a MWIE library is the factor in understanding MWIE, which is helpful to understand the long-range scope of the technique.
Description of the Library
The prototype of this library, which would be a veritable information factory, would have two main functions.
One would be the generation of sentence mutations and the other would be the indexing of the sentences and mutations.
The library could employ a staff who would circulate a journal of their findings.
The size of the library would depend whether or not to make it physical or virtual.
Both the new generation functions and the indexed results would contain indexed sources, because the new generation of functions would operate on previous merged outputs.
The computer room would contain a computer which would often be in the process of switching words into a key sentence chosen by a programmer. These outputs could be stored and searched as needed.
Other computers would be employed in also doing this type of work, or would be used for indexing purposes.
In order for this type of library to operate, the theories noted above pertaining to the attitudes must be kept by the people operating the library.
Indexing would not be chronologically structured but coded in a way using a coded division into the library of Congress code, or the Dewey Decimal system.
The Hard Copy room would include all the important print-outs of edited work or times when searches proved effective.
The unedited work would utilize a coding not universal to existing libraries.
This is because the amount of material in physical size and subject matter range could get quite large.
The appearances of the hard copy room would be as aesthetically pleasing as possible and would contain tables and chairs as well as more comfortable seats and couches.
The indexing catalogue would be a single book until a larger system is needed, and this book, like the volumes in which the information is stored in, would be in a state of growth.
The library could be housed almost in any regular building, even a household; but it would most likely be electronic since the scope of this literature is conceivably larger than existing libraries and the amount of paper used and the bindings for it would eventually be cumbersome.
It could be accessed through a convenient interface in which one would do searches via a modem.
The storage facilities could be comprehensive to all the information Paraliteraturists create.
The beginnings of the library would stay in various stages of being filled in ratio to the amount of interests people had in researching different areas.
It is this theory and resulting program that can radically alter the speed with which we arrive at better solutions in medical research, ecological solutions for manufacturing science, even social mediation.
The cognitive expansion of whatever problem ails us can be helped by this technique.
The process of Meaningful word-interaction exhaustion develops a change in the perceptions of potential reality, the value of how things could be compared to how things are.
When faced with any problem we have a deep need to see what the solution could be, the best possible scenarios.
The new science of Meaningful word-interaction exhaustion is a description of all that could be, because it is an unbiased use of pure language.
It is a use of language outside the limitation of the mind of man.
It is a new type and use of Artificial Intelligence, planned out by both the intelligence of man and neural networks of the computer, synchronized towards the synergy of both.
The merge concept of idea development is one of our next major ideas.
Since all future ideas will still be represented by language, by sophisticated new uses of language we will be able to find these new ideas.
Without basic linguistic knowledge, such as grammar, entering into this, all we will get is gibberish.
We must be able to use linguistic rules to even get at sentences that make sense, let alone have any value.
The easiest way to do this is to develop ideas with the merge concept.
The merge concept in developing ideas allows us to produce volumes of meaningful and grammatically correct output (with simple efficient editing where needed).
This technique can be used by scientists at any level because anything can be typed onto the editor and the word categories can contain anything as well.
Symbol, word, phrase, or number; anything that can be typed can be stored and re-used in the database.
This program becomes a spreadsheet for ideas.
The thinker without this program thinks at the speed of his own associations, but those who use it have access to thousands of logical associations.
They may have a library of books to help them, maybe even a CD-Rom and a modem on their computer, but they are still restricted to how fast they can type or how fast they can talk into a tape recorder.
Higher speeds of association are now possible because of the copy-merge concept.
For instance, one scientist could merge together concepts in such sciences as electronics, industrial engineering, botany, and organic Chemistry to form a totally new approach to supplying the needs of a technologically advanced society.
Through skill in this program we may arrive at these sciences in a few decades, totally saving us from any further degradation of the natural environment.
The main aim of MWIE is the virtual exhaustion of the interaction of pre-existing words.
Locked up in our words is potentially all thought which is possible for us to use in our present state.
Individual words equal individual ideas, thus an emphasis of rearranging our existing word usage (or merely arranging it in new directions) would be an emphasis on increasing the amount of ideas of mankind.
At the heart of this is a new system of literature/mathematics -- exchanging words or word chains/categories for chosen variables (the x's and y's in algebra) in syntax patterns designed for Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion's purposes.
The syntax patterns could then transform into paragraphs which developed the ideas stumbled upon by the technique.
The interchanging of words in a set number of syntax formulas is MWIE applied towards a more computer oriented production of information.
When many use the term Artificial Intelligence they are convinced that this only includes trying to get machines to develop autonomy.
Instead we should see the MWIE idea as a new, other side side of Artificial Intelligence: the generation of useful, unusual, and unknown information by computer.
This computer use of natural language processing is the amorphous aim of the subconscious which we harbored for the computer.
In the recent past, we thought that computers would give us incredible perspectives on life -- many now lament they mostly gave us a business tool.
If one is plagued by a writer's/thinker's block because one only has two sentences on a subject, one can turn to this tool, and find verbal creations that are related to their idea.
This tool also creates a new avenue for the linking of a community of new thinkers via bulletin board and contributors to an expanding library.
MWIE may even be able to be a metaphor for the act of creation.
It may be by a neural word merge that we have created our great, valid ideas.
What we are arriving upon is a steady state of continuing the scientific progress of the last one hundred years into the next, but in a way that is totally biodegradable, and enhances the environment instead of destroying it.
We may be able to refresh the earth, so that future generations may be able to eat fresher foods, drink cleaner water, breathe fresher air and not live with other toxins our current technology has created.
Through skill in MWIE we may arrive at this science in a few decades, totally saving us from any further degradation of the natural environment.
To accept Meaningful word-interaction exhaustion does not necessarily mean people who use this technique actually believe that they will exhaust the meaningful interactions of all words.
One uses it as an expository technique in any given area.
Meaningful word-interaction exploration is a research technique based on this theory.
The merge routine concept in brainstorming was created to solve a simple problem: what is the newest idea possible for humanity at this point in time?.
The answer is simply by working on new interactions of words.
The merge technique is ultimately the primary technique for re- interacting words with each other.
To merge simply means uniting or combining things.
The merge concept of MWIE is a way that computers can give us something exotic, sparkling and electric.
It is proven when we take already proven examples -- a key sentence that contains fertile semantic information on our ideas, or ideas and directions that might interest us -- and merge them with databases of related word chains.
We then merge and copy each sentence with a new word, mutating the idea one step/level.
It seems possible that it will have applications outside of text.
This is the premise of MWIE -- the meaningful exhaustion (or purposeful exhaustion) of the interaction of words.
Progress does not have to be held in check by the direct unaided thinking of man, but by re-thinking the discovery process.
By adjusting controlled accidents we will be able to find out all manner of novel directions, and discover answers to problems that have been plaguing us for years.
The form to first publicize the idea has been simply stating the merge algorithm, describing the kind of indexing and the ultimate driving forces to achieve a MWIE library.
To get others to take value in MWIE I must first break down the dogmas that meaningful and important ideas are somehow incredible giants that we can produce only by sweat and toil.
Of course the majority of great ideas may continue to be.
But many great ideas in fact have been arrived at by accident or spontaneously (as in dreams) after research in a given area.
We can't insist that idea generation has to be fully automatic.
Here we must note there are different kinds of ideas.
Some ideas are like those made by management in a factory, where one must come up with "small" ideas for the functioning of the factory.
Expert Systems can make these ideas.
However, "larger" ideas need a flexible Expert System to even touch any level of creativity.
Unfortunately, what you usually get is simply an intimidating program.
That is why we should focus our attention on the creation of a MWIE library, because one need not focus attention only on programs, but on what is being indexed and documented as output.
It is a simple algorithm to program, but still one has to have a pioneer's grit to handle gibberish that one may find.
In my algorithm one just simply highlights the sentences that did make good sense or have kernels of recognizable novelty in them and then saves them.
From there one can repeat the process and make tens of thousands of variations on that single sentence.
Here the human discretion comes into the picture -- and it should -- the human gets credit for the idea; the human mind is the ultimate decision maker in this new type of AI-related work.
And they understandably should for many extremely important reasons. reasons which are probably the main grounds for ignorance of understanding the validity of Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion
The reasons are that it is the reader's choice of subjects that is important.
The human is the author or inventor of many events in the MWIE technique.
They compose the key sentence -- they must first realize that the key sentence is a valid choice to expand.
This creative act is possiblly at times at the level of Beethoven or Einstein.
The person must choose databases, or create them to interact with their sentence, although a method of choosing databases by the software itself is very relevant and important.
A MWIE developer thus becomes a new type of role, one of the first new major roles since the computer programmer.
They are someone blessed with being able to function in the realm of ideas.
Or, they are able to use the technique to implement their current profession, whether that be Chemistry, choreography, or dispute resolution.
We can only accept the information the merge routine creates by understanding parts of it; there first must be a value. Committees could go over the findings and competitively see what they can get out of it.
But the concept behind this is that it is important to see that the human element is there even in the case of future MWIE programs based on word parsing and the like.
The computer may be able to follow rules that bring it to more and more streamlined merges.
These rules may be able to work off of the complete dictionary with special criteria for each word instead of well calculated and isolated databases.
But if the Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion-literaturist isn't enlightened in the ways of an open mind, if they can't see the value of treating words as ideas, they may never be able to relate to what the computer is giving them.
If they are hopeful that the world turns into a better place and see goodness in knowledge, then they can use the tools effectively.
The process of MWIE seems to consists of two related changes.
The first is a change in the perceptions of potential reality, or the value of how things could be compared to how things are.
Some seldom see how the different future could be compared to how things are now.
The second change is in making tools for seeing potential reality.
There hasn't been any real set of tools to see things differently, to process ideas outside of our mind.
When science fiction writers do it, they see it with the colors of this world. They envision war machines, or time change dramas, or combinations of man and machine. They often only imagine negative scenarios, a malicious act against their readers and humanity as a whole.
The science of MWIE goes beyond all this. It is a description of all that could be, because it is an unbiased use of pure language.
It is a use of language outside the mind of man.
It is Artificial Intelligence planned out by both man and computer.
All humanitarian research in medicine, social theory, politics, and mediation can be helped by this technique because it helps people think in a truly unbiased way with the criteria they need and want to use.
We use our minds to associate a few ideas here and there, and our mind catalogues the information that we have learned.
Since there are things that our mind has not learned, there are things that it has forgotten, and there are possibilities in which it is unable to see connections and new directions, the MWIE idea is needed.
Humanity has been prejudiced towards the opinions intrinsic to being a Meaningful Word Interaction Exhaustion'ist since combinations of words create huge emotional reactions in people.
This program works with the concept of merging, but it also has a database structure that indexes itself and provides different parsing routines for searching the databases.
Thus groupings can be produced which make suggestions and connections with data in ways not seen before.
These connected word groups can then be merged in with new sentences, formulas, or any kind of text/character strings.
The "Merge" function is used when you want to create lists of new ideas based on your sentence.
You write a simple sentence that states the basics of your idea, this is the "key sentence."
You then choose one word in that sentence with the mouse and replace it with the many words in the program "Word Category" database.
When you see the one you think will be a good direction for the expansion of your sentence, you click on "Ok" and the program will copy your sentence, each time substituting your highlighted word with a word in the category.
Automating the merging function is a way of producing pages and pages of new word combinations in just minutes.
For the times when you have to see how things look in different relationships to each other, Automerging will feed you back hundreds of new relationships.
An intelligently arranged MWIE database will allow you to browse through the databases and find a single word that fits your idea.
A MWIE database is unlike a thesaurus as it doesn't limit you to look for words with similar meanings, but words in related word chains.
A "generative" computer "brainstorming" program is one that produces new ideas from your idea, not a program that gives popular associations like a thesaurus or asks you questions to let your mind develop the idea.
The first problem encountered was to get the computer to understand the complexity of word relationships.
Failure in this area produces output that isn't grammatically correct, and if it is, the words are not in semantic context with each other, so they don't make sense anyway.
With the merge technique, the user's work is always in context, and can be easily made grammatically correct, with features such as a common replace function, when it is not.
This program works by replacing only one word in your idea-sentence with a word that is the same part of speech and even the same subject matter, tense, class, etc.
You can then replace another word in the sentence for even more new ideas.
You take out a noun to replace it with another noun, or you take out an adjective to replace it with another adjective.
You can do complex searches of the database to locate related word chains to make your new ideas appear fast and be related.
If the user could predict the results, he wouldn't need the program in the first place.
With this program, you can select word categories that are configured to fit into your own sentences.
You scan through the word categories to see which category is best suited for your ideas.
No matter what idea you are after, you can work with that idea by typing in some of your own word categories, and then using the existing program categories to fill out the parts of speech that aren't specific to your idea.
It can expand grammatically any idea with all its avenues, and you can make a hard copy to index that exploration when you don't have a computer nearby.
This program can also help the user just find one idea, and splice that idea into pre-existing text, by using the "Replace Highlighted Word" feature.
This program gives one back lists of ideas for your sentence (which takes the place of a sentence with a "blank" in it that you type into the editor).
It is conceivable that a MWIE program will be in many places that have a computer, and will help to create solutions for problems they've thought unconquerable.
This program needs hundreds of word categories which the reader can merge into his sentences.
You will be able to take an idea that was only a sentence and in minutes come up with pages of information related to your idea.
A new book/database, a companion to MWIE programming and processing, similar to a thesaurus, would need to be compiled to provide specific databases easily and effectively.
Like the way dictionaries are entered into a computer, this would be entered into a computer as well.
The compilation of this book is a task that would take much thought and effort, but in some ways it is not so hard since it is a widening of the synonymous grouping of words.
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