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About the typology of machine translation systems

The distinction between rule-based and statistically-based translation may well be artificial and obscure what is really the interesting distinction in machine translation modules. The latter may well lie in the fact that some methods capture (at least partially) the semantics … Continue reading

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Interjections

What are interjections (Hello! Good evening! Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday!…) in the present framework? They are words preceded by a punctuation mark (period, comma, exclamation mark, question mark, etc.) and followed by a punctuation mark.

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Viewpoint of a pole

Let us define the concept of point of view related to a given pole of an A/Ā duality: we get then, for example (at the level of the extension/restriction duality) the standpoint by extension, as well as the viewpoint by restriction. … Continue reading

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Principle of dialectical indifference

(PRINCIPLE OF DIALECTICAL INDIFFERENCE) When considering a given object o and the reference class E associated with it, from the angle of duality A/Ā, all things being equal, it should be given equal weight to the viewpoint of the A … Continue reading

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Glossary

Ambiguous imagesConflict resolutionConflict resolution with matrices of conceptsConflict types relating to matrices of conceptsContextualismDialectical contextualismDialectical monismDialectical monism in ancient Aztec philosophyDialectical monism in HeraclitusDichotomic analysisDichotomic analysis applied to paradox resolutionDualitiesDual polesInstance of one-sidedness fallacyMatrices of conceptsMaximisationMinimisationBistable cognitionBistable perceptionOmission of the … Continue reading

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Differential Cognitive Treatment of Polythematic Delusions and Generalised Anxiety Disorder

English translation of a paper published in french under the title “Traitement cognitif différentiel des délires polythématiques et du trouble anxieux généralisé“, in the Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 2011, vol. 21-4, pp. 121-125. Schizophrenia is often associated with … Continue reading

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Polythematic Delusions and Logico-Theoretical vs. Experimentalist Turn of Mind

A paper published in the Journal for Neurocognitive Research,  Vol.  2013, 55, No. 1-2. This article aims to contribute to cognitive therapy of polythematic delusions by proposing a preliminary step to the implementation of traditional cognitive therapy, based on the construction of alternative … Continue reading

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On the Plausibility of Psychotic Hallucinations

A paper published in the Journal for Neurocognitive Research,  Vol. 53, No 1-2 (2011). In this paper, we describe several factors that can contribute, from the patient’s viewpoint, to the plausibility of psychotic hallucinations. We sketch then a Plausibility of Hallucinations … Continue reading

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A Two-Sided Ontological Solution to the Sleeping Beauty Problem

Preprint published on the PhilSci archive. I describe in this paper an ontological solution to the Sleeping Beauty problem. I begin with describing the hyper-entanglement urn experiment. I restate first the Sleeping Beauty problem from a wider perspective than the … Continue reading

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Elements of Dialectical Contextualism

Posprint in English (with additional illustrations) of  an article appeared in French in the collective book (pages 581-608) written on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Pascal Engel. Abstract In what follows, I strive to present the elements of a philosophical … Continue reading

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