Interesting slides: "
Languages for the Flexible Modular Framework" (HTML) from John
Sowa for the
Amongst (many) other things, refers to McCarthy's
programming language, which is based on speech acts.
See also Jeff Heflin's slides for " Knowledge Representation Issues for the Semantic Web" (PPT).
Sowa commented (on the CG list) :
Jeff mostly agreed with what I said in my talk, and I mostly agreed with what he said in his talk. But there were major differences in emphasis and point of view.
PS. I should half gone to the end of the slides before blogging - there's a paper to accompany Sowa's slides.[Danny]