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The term unit of knowledge is often brought up in the study of Wikipedia:data science, Wikipedia:statistical mechanics, Wikipedia:cognitive science, Wikipedia:computational neuroscience, Wikipedia:artificial intelligence, Wikipedia:computational linguistics, and Wikipedia:computer science. The term is interchangeable with Wikipedia:concept as well as the phrase "Wikipedia:bit of information". A unit of knowledge is equal to any sequence of occurrences including no sequence of occurrences. A unit is determined to be a point of interest when it is significant (or above a Wikipedia:statistical threshold). A point of interest is then determined to be knowledge when the addition of the next occurrence is above the threshold. In Wikipedia:Statistics, a unit of knowledge is one portion of a three part Wikipedia:equation.

The Simplified EquationEdit

u = (o)n
t = (u)n
m = P(u|t)


u = unit of knowledge
o = any occurrence
n = any positive whole number including 0
t = time
m = mind
P(...) = the probability of (...)
| = with respect to its location in

In English, this equation can be stated like so. "A unit of knowledge is equal to any sequence of occurrences. Time is equal to an organized collection of units of knowledge. The mind is equal to the most probable unit of knowledge with respect to its location in time."

An Example of a Logical Operation to Determine UnitsEdit


Python 2.7 default Linux

knowledge = []
strength = {}
while True:
   npoi =
   poi = raw_input('>')
   while len(npoi + poi) != 0:
    print poi + ' - poi'
    if poi not in knowledge:
     knowledge.append(poi)
     strength[poi] = 1
    elif poi in knowledge:
     n = strength[poi];
     strength[poi] = n + 1
    if len(poi) != 0:
     npoi = poi[-1] + npoi
    if len(poi) == 1:
     poi =
    else:
     poi = poi[:-1]
    if len(poi) == 0:
     poi = npoi[1:]
     npoi =
    print npoi + ' - npoi'

The Wikipedia:variables in this logical operation are Wikipedia:truncated phrases. Those truncated phrases refer to the following.

Knowledge is equal to a list.
Strength is equal to a dictionary.

While the process exists, the npoi (next point of interest) is equal to an empty string. The poi (Wikipedia:point of interest) is the input of a raw source. While the length of the point of interest and the next point of interest is not equal to zero, if the point of interest is not in knowledge, it becomes knowledge, and the strength of the point of interest is equal to one. Else, if the point of interest is in knowledge, the definition of the point of interest (its significance) is increased by one (because it is one occurrence of an already known unit). If the length of the point of interest is not equal to zero, the next point of interest is equal to the last occurrence in the point of interest plus itself (the next point of interest). If the length of the point of interest is equal to one at that point, then the point of interest is equal to an empty string. Else, if the length of the point of interest is not equal to one at that point, the point of interest is reduced by one occurrence (which is now a part of the next point of interest [or a future unit of knowledge]). If the length of the point of interest is zero by that point, the point of interest becomes the next point of interest without the first occurrence in that unit and the next point of interest becomes an empty string. Repeat.

There are two points in the logical operation above where the program is told to print out the point of interest and the next point of interest. What follows from the operation was discovered unexpectedly by the creator of the program. Whether it has significance or any correlation to the real world is a contentious debate.


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As you can see by just scrolling through the result, the tags for the point of interest and the next point of interest form a Wikipedia:double helix pattern much like Wikipedia:DNA.

Daniel Dennett on Unitary ConsciousnessEdit

"[Think about what happens with a scholarly article. By the time it's actually published, it's been through many different drafts. This is the way the brain works too. The work that is being done by consciousness is being done all the time. The idea that our stream of consciousness is unitary and fixed and that we can't deal with something until it becomes unitary and fixed, this is a mistake. It's the hardest thing for people to accept in my work. They have a hard enough time understanding let alone get to the point of agreeing with this. What I'm saying is that that as itself is some sort of illusory conviction.]" Can Brain Explain Mind

Wikipedia:Category:Intelligence by type Wikipedia:Category:Areas of computer science Wikipedia:Category:Cognitive science Wikipedia:Category:Neuroscience Wikipedia:Category:Futurology Wikipedia:Category:Mind

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