I wonder IF?

If news stories were to expose just the facts like 9536 suggests would anyone read it? Even if it included segments for commentators & points-of-view at the speed of regular news would you or I read it?
I have installed Neo4J & about to create an ontology along with a couple of sample news items & may test that theory out soon.
I suspect not will be the answer.

Tags

  1. news database
  2. event database

Comments


Seth says
i think a database like that would be used by people telling us the story and interpreting events for us ... it would not be use by people being voyeuristic of events ... raw data is way too dull.

Seth says
i.e. News is not news it is imagination - nice to know!  Often the talking heads & bloggers leave out part of the information about an event. An event database might solve the latter problem.


Seth says
yep.  i think we all are looking for the surprise thingey  ... i know i am.  Uninterpreted data is just marks and edges in the world. Those marks alone do not make up consciousness. 

Seth says
seth 2013-08-19 10:26:29 16698
yep.  i think we all are looking for the surprise thingey  ... i know i am.  Uninterpreted data is just marks and edges in the world. Those marks alone do not make up consciousness. 
I'm mostly talking about the story of an event from many points of view. I don't think of that as data.
As for the semantic web, I suspect that it will mostly, always look like data to machines. Meaning for a machine is what it is programmed to do. Meaning for a human may include something like that but a whole lot more in different contexts; including the exact opposite of the semantic contents a human who receives an imperative can choose.

The surprise to me is that we invent machines & then try to model them after humans & somewhere down the line, because we understand the machines, we forget & start trying to model humans after the machines.


Seth says
I wonder why this showed up this AM in the facebook news feed: ('nuf said_



Seth says
seth 2013-08-19 16:35:23 16698
ME 2013-08-19 16:21:42 16698
Low information consumers & voters do need someone else to tell them what it all means.

knowing "what it all means" is a social process ... not a mathematical one.  a database of mere facts alone will never function properly to inform people what events mean.
True - low information consumers need a talking head to tell them if Obama is giving out free health care, more food stamps or Obamaphones if they vote for him & his agenda & vote against anything that opposes it.  In a way, the campaigner-in-chief is all they need to watch.


Seth says
I wonder if hating political correctness is considered hate speech?


See Also

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