1. Does IBM train data on dictionary definitions or terabytes of data?
- If on dictionary definitions a user does not need a centralized IBM Watson computer and can structure data, create his profile and search on his computer. In addition, with the dictionary definitions an IBM product begins to search for information based on the information true meaning, becomes a true AI and truly learns new (adds structured texts/ Machine Learning). I.e. the dictionary definitions become subtexts, identify the unique meanings of data patterns' words (each pattern has a few words) through the creation of long tuples. (In mathematics, a tuple is a final ordered list (sequence) of elements. In AI case it's a list of clustered synonymous phrases.)
- If IBM trains data on texts then there is a purely mechanical comparison of pieces of text (contexts), without the understanding of the words' meanings.
2. The second and extremely important problem - the quality of the data which IBM Watson uses: it must have sufficiently large texts and, if possible, annotated with other texts - AI needs at least a few large paragraphs, the more the better. Thus, we are talking again about the words’ meanings by their unique dictionary definitions/ subtexts - by comparison with the surrounding/ annotating text. (Plus other texts (as subtexts) provide examples how the words are used/ the same training on external data.)
In order to find a unique dictionary definition for a word is necessary to know surrounding it words' contexts and subtexts - see my patents, the only thing I could publish, sorry.
Or IBM should create an extremely highly qualified AI that would understand the entire pharmacological information, which - at the moment - is absolutely not realistic.
3. It's more pragmatic to appeal AI technology primarily to areas where there is a lot of text and money. For example, to jurisprudence?
But IBM is not trying to create a Patent Search! Why? Because IBM does not annotate words by their dictionary definitions, does not search for their meanings - and annotates patterns entirely, not seeing that they consist of many words. IBM cannot search for patents! IBM cannot search at all!
So IBM is using the wrong technology, and the fact that IBM has abandoned pharmacology does not mean that it is not the gold bottom in the right hands and with the right AI technology.
4. IBM is a giant on clay feet ... Not surprising that IBM will not be able to achieve commercial success and suffers losses. Because of IBM's refusal to use dictionary definitions IBM is losing the market. The evidence - its failing Debater project.