Predicate logic is a suboptimal basis for real time logical language
Patrik Austin
November 2014
 

This paper introduces a new approach to the study of the logic of language by scrutinizing the shortcomings of the syntax of predicate logic as manifested in the logical language Lojban. The paper examines in what way a simpler and more expressive logical syntax can be extracted from natural language grammar to avoid issues caused by using predicate logic.
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Reference: lingbuzz/002272
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Published in: draft
keywords: lojban, artificial intelligence, ai, artificial languages, first-order logic, predicate logic, case logic, syntactic ambiguity, minimalism, universal grammar, reductionism, logical language, syntax, optimality theory
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