Re: KIF review
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Date: Fri, 25 Mar 1994 13:45:28 +0000
To: "Matthew L. Ginsberg" <>, interlingua@ISI.EDU
Subject: Re: KIF review
Thanks for the honest response, Matt. One little point: like many,
including myself at first, you friend assumes that 'standard' means 'the
one that people should use', and (s?)he has problems with this:

>I guess you mainly want to know what I think of it not as a KR language but as
>*the* KR language.  Like you (and many others) I see problems left, right, and
>center in settling on KIF 3.0 as the language for KR work. 

But that isnt what KIF is supposed to be at all: rather, it is being
proposed as a standard INTERlingua, ie something into (through) which other
languages can be (reasonably effectively) translated. This is a crucial
difference. In the above sense, KIF is not a KR language at all. 

Pat Hayes

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