A mathematical view of articulation and translation

Introduction In a previous article I asked the question “is language inherently inadequate?” and in another previous article I introduced the analogy comparing languages to vector spaces. In this article I will expand on those two articles to draw out the analogy further, in further detail, and also include additional concepts around translation and articulation.  This article assumes […]

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“Write me”, an American linguistic regression

Note from the Shawn of the future A couple of years after writing this I revisited it while migrating my blog. It really made me laugh. This is a typical example of me, I like thinking things through. When reading this it could be a bit ambiguous and even come off as a bit arrogant […]

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Why language is not inherently inadequate

It has been said many times and in many contexts that language is inadequate. That is, language is not sufficient to accurately, or to a satisfactory degree of completeness, articulate ones thoughts, feelings, or the intricacies of man’s experience. However as a will explain in this article, this inadequacy is not an intrinsic property of languages in […]

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How Vector Spaces and Languages are alike

Note from the Shawn of the future Quick side note from me — written 13-08-2014. In migrating my blog I found this old article I wrote as a second year university student (February 2011) while I was studying computer engineering. The writing was not very well formatted and a bit hard to understand — I was in […]

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