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la baujmi

Combination of:


x1 is a/the language/dialect used by x2 to express/communicate x3 (si'o/du'u, not quote).


x1 understands/comprehends fact/truth x2 (du'u) about subject x3; x1 understands (fi) x3.

This is an attempt to create a tool that can understand language.

At first, Toki Pona will be used. At a high level a toki pona sentence consists of four main parts:

  • context phrase
  • subject + descriptors
  • verb + descriptors
  • object + descriptors

You can describe a sentence as a form of predicate relation between those four parts. If you are told "Stacy purchased a tool for strange-plant", you can later then ask the program who purchased a tool for strange-plant.

Because a Toki Pona sentence always matches the following form:

[<name> o,] [context la] <subject> [li <verb> [e <object>]]

And the particle seme fills in the part of a question that you don't know. So from this we can fill in the blanks with prolog.

Consider the following:

jan Kesi li toki.
Cadey is speaking

jan Kesi en jan Pola li toki.
Cadey and Pola are speaking.

jan Kesi li toki e jan Pola.
Cadey is talking about Pola
toki(jan_Kesi, jan_Pola).

jan Kesi li toki e toki pona.
Cadey is talking about toki pona.
toki(jan_Kesi, toki_pona).

ilo Kesi o, toki e jan Kesi.
Robo-Cadey: talk about Cadey.
command(ilo_Kesi, toki(ziho, jan_Kesi)). % ziho -> nothing in lojban (zi'o)

And then we can ask prolog questions about this sentence:

seme li toki?
> toki(X).
jan Kesi li toki.
jan Pola li toki.



Command la-baujmi is a simple language understander for Toki Pona.

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