But no satisfactory mathematical theory of concept-similarity has been developed yet. In SCOP, similarity, membership, typicality, and any other measure, is modeled as a *measurement-operator* that acts on the state of the concept, in the same way as context do.

Emergence of meaning in context theory: *Guppy* is neither a typical PET nor a typical FISH, but contrary to classical logic, it is a typical PET-FISH.

I was a little skeptical at first. It looks like a pet project of a Diederik Aerts since the early 1980s which has grown into a school of thought with many authors and while it has a “blind man and an elephant” feel, it’s more than context. The entire elephant changes state. That is, there is a blended state which creates a “typical” that did not exist before, a powerful prototype. I’m still skeptical but I think I can see what it’s doing here. I have a map it out though to see if it holds for metpahors – or see what work has been done that did not involve the original author or students for sufficient separation.

“The SCOP formalism or State Context Property formalism is an abstract mathematical formalism for describing states of a system that generalizes both quantum and classical descriptions. The formalism describes entities, which may exist in different states, which in turn have various properties”

“But no satisfactory mathematical theory of concept-similarity has been developed yet. In SCOP, similarity, membership, typicality, and any other measure, is modeled as a measurement-operator that acts on the state of the concept, in the same way as context do.”

Emergence of meaning in context theory: Guppy is neither a typical PET nor a typical FISH, but contrary to classical logic, it is a typical PET-FISH.