Highland Park, NJUSA
Hometown: New Jersey
August 30, 2007
I am an engineer who designed an undergrad degree based on, makings of MIT's Multimedia Lab, and who's currently involved in a project to introduce a new, alphabetic orthography. Human cog proc involving linguistic semantics core to 3rd gen Internet
I have but a single undergraduate degree, which was conferred upon me at the University at Buffalo. And I am currently working with Dr. Victor Yeh (MIT) at the Phonetic Chinese Language Institute (New Brunswick). We are working to expand it's scope.
Fundamental differences between the characteristics associated by alphabetic and logographic based orthographies, results in differences in the neurological structure of people's brains as they become literate with either writing method, first.
As NLP is intended to act as a detailed operational model of the processes involved in human behavior and communication, it was interesting to find details involving it. Especially, in relation to knowledge representation and the functionality of the mind (as it turns out via semantics, logic, metadata, ontologies, and semiotics; although not presented). While the gathering's original expectations appear to have only involved human behavior, and were consequently extremely social in nature, my hope is that these activities will be recognized as not necessarily being limited to applicability of behavior involving humans!