ERIC Number: ED469166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Observer as Categoriser.
This paper is a direct continuation of the experimental evaluation of the basic space-hypothesis explored in Real Time Imaging of the Rotation Mechanism Producing Interview-based Language Spaces. This project has required that different pars, the spaces of the A- and O-domains, be related and contrasted. In this paper the focus is on the rotation-translation hypothesis. This paper demonstrates that the oscillations in pattern dynamics produce perspective transformations of motifs and themes. Motifs are assumed to carry intentional cues and to locate structurally the observers thematic orientation. At the kinematic level, this condition has made it possible to extract different perspective orientations. It is demonstrated that the asymptotic behavior of evolving motifs provides the basis for a thermodynamic description of an original Swedish sample text and to compare the description with the dynamics induced through its translation into English. As a result, it is shown that the original and its translation share highly similar informational invariants. This means that their attractor spaces are structurally alike. With reference to the general recognition problems, the capacity to induce dynamics in another system and to demonstrate their similitude has meaning and important implications for further analyses and system synthesis. (Contains 3 tables, 5 figures, and 22 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Cognitive Science Research.; Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.