Lincos (Artificial Language)

Lincos (Artificial Language)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lincos is an artificial language first described in 1960 by Dr. Hans Freudenthal in his book Lincos: Design of a Language for Cosmic Intercourse, Part 1. It is a language designed to be understandable by any possible intelligent extraterrestrial life form, for use in interstellar radio transmissions. Freudenthal considered that such a language should be easily understood by beings not acquainted with any Earthling syntax or language. Lincos was designed to be capable of encapsulating "the whole bulk of our knowledge." The Lincos "dictionary," intended to be transmitted first before any additional messages, begins with a simple pattern of pulses intended to establish the terminology for natural numbers and basic arithmetic in base two. The concepts of equality, comparison, variables and constants are also illustrated by a series of examples, and then finally propositional logic, set theory and first-order logic.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136771101
  • 9786136771106