I feel dumn as dish water. a contact (italian) is a doctor of linguistics and although speaks perfect english, he often does not feel his written is very good. He emailed me a huge doccument to proof read, and i’ve found only grammatical errs so far…. to give you a taste however, and seriously this stuff is so far over my head I dont understand what i’m reading, but heres a little taster: a wild cut and paste out of it……:::
constitutes a piece of general information about the world relative to a given perspective, which does not directly refer to any particular entity or object, nor is it specific to particular ostensive entities.
Infons are built according to situation theory: they have a location which is made up of a couple of indices anchoring the event/state/processes to a given spatiotemporal location and a polarity. A basic infon consists of a relation together with a polarity; which in turn consists of an assignment of appropriate arguments to the argument roles of that relation.
In our system, facts may describe information relative to a subjective or an objective discourse domain: subjective facts are thus computable as situations viewed from the perspective of a given agent’s mind, in our case also corresponding to the Main Topic of discourse. On the contrary, objective facts are reported from the perspective of the text’s author. However, to highlight the difference existing between subjective and objective information in the model, we decided to call facts only objective infons; subjective infons