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invalid premise detector #15

silky opened this Issue Aug 25, 2014 · 0 comments


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silky commented Aug 25, 2014

imagine if it were possible to look at natural language statements and determine an incorrect premise, and have it pointed out. currently it's not feasible least-of-all because it isn't possible to programmatically review all statements.

but suppose it were (whether or not this is a good idea, it's becoming more feasible), then it would be possible to consider the existence of such a program.

it would look at each statement, and decide whether or not it is justified. for example:

s1: "it doesn't hurt to let people know about standard thing when something new comes along"

could be analysed as invalid, because perhaps it is bad, if say the standard things are bad, or similar. i.e. the above statement is only valid with certain assumptions.

perhaps alternatively this project could be something like 'assumptions identifier'; and for each statement it is able to work out the assumptions under which it is valid.

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