[Re: SV: SV: On logic and fuzziness]

S.Kalyanaraman kalyan99 at NETSCAPE.NET
Mon Nov 9 19:34:39 UTC 1998

[snip]> Definition of distance is precise and well known.> 
>         d(x,z) <= d(x,y) + d(y,z)> > It means simply that if I take a detour
(to go to z from x) via y then> the> sum of the two distances which comprise
the detour (i.e. d(x,y)+d(y,z))> must be greater than or equal to the direct
distance d(x,z). Any kind> of a function that satisfies this can be called a
distance metric.> > IT is easy to create phonological distances this way. What
is lacking> is semantic distance.

Without semantics, the exercise will be meaningless (sic).


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