RE: [unrev-II] Semantic Community Web Portal

From: Gil Regev (
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 13:10:24 PDT

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    The subject of forgetting is really complex. Time based forgetting is not
    perfect. It often happens to me that I don't use some piece of information
    for a year or two and then suddenly find it very useful and I'm happy I
    didn't discard it. Relevance based forgetting is equally imperfect since
    what has not seemed relevant for a long time may seem very relevant
    tomorrow. Forgetting is a basic human capability but do machines need to
    have it? Aren't they supposed to fix our deficiencies rather than mimic us?

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jack Park []
      Sent: jeudi, 13. septembre 2001 06:58
      Subject: Re: [unrev-II] Semantic Community Web Portal

      At 07:01 PM 9/12/2001 -0700, you wrote:
    >Alex Shapiro wrote:
    > > ...With time, older nodes fade (or become more
    > > remote in some other way) and eventually disappear. Nodes can be kept
    > >
    > > visible, or if invisible then returned to visibility, by linking to
    > > them.
    >Quite reasonable. That's a different kind of prioritizing -- a "fading
    >to oblivion",
    >but it seems quite useful.

      Very much like forgetting, which any complex system with memory probably
      needs to do.

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