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  2.2 Knowledge Representation
However, these systems have been shown to be quite restrictive when applied to large problems, as there is no ordering of the rules, and inferences cannot be constrained away from those dealing only with the objects of interest.
Examples of this are forward and/or backward chaining rules, path grammars, subsumption and/or classification, demons, etc. An explanation of the inference mechanisms used in this research will be given in the next section.
This automatic classification of individuals of defined concepts through subsumption is a simple, yet extremely powerful process.
www.cs.vassar.edu /faculty/welty/papers/phd/HTML/dissertation-14.html   (3840 words)

  Classification of demons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Classification systems are based on the nature of the demon, the sin with which they tempt humans, the month in which their power was strongest, the saints that were their adversaries, or other characteristics.
This is a classification of demons prepared by Michael Psellus in the 11th century and that undoubtedly was an inspiration for the one Francesco Maria Guazzo prepared later.
Demons that are born from the union of a demon with a human being.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Classification_of_demons_by_month   (947 words)

Demons have permeated the culture of children's cartoons and anime; they are used in comic books as powerful adversaries in the horror, fantasy and superhero stories.
In medieval legend, a succubus (plural succubi; from Latin succubare, "to lie under") is a female demon which comes to men, especially monks, in their dreams to seduce them and have sexual intercourse with them, drawing energy from the men to sustain themselves, often until the point of exhaustion or death.
It was considered that demons always had sexual relationships with witches and warlocks in the form of incubi and succubae, and some witches had sexual intercourse with a male goat, as it was supported by Pierre de Rostegny.
www.jahsonic.com /Demon.html   (1660 words)

 Classification of demons: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In demonology, and according to francis barrett, pithius is a demon with the rank of prince of the liar spirits and demons....
In demonology, and according to francis barrett, merihem is considered the prince of the spirits or demons of pestilence, and responsible for all plagues...
In demonology thammuz is a demon of low category, considered inventor of the inquisition, fire guns, artillery, and the one that stimulates men to torture...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cl/classification_of_demons.htm   (3924 words)

Demons were important as intermediaries between human beings and the gods, who were increasingly made transcendent, and a way of reconciling the philosophical movement toward monotheism with the polytheism of popular religion.
The apologists' claim that pagan religion was inspired by demons, who had a gross enjoyment of animal sacrifices, corresponded to the later Greek philosophical view that attributed the sacrifices of popular religion to the demons but reserved a rational worship for the immaterial gods (see Porphyry and Iamblichus).
Belief in demon possession of individuals was widespread and led to the practice of exorcism to expel demons- by pagans, Jews, and Christians." (pp.220-221, Everett Ferguson.
www.bibleorigins.net /Demons.html   (4191 words)

 classification - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about classification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The oldest method of classification, called phenetic classification, aims to classify organisms on the basis of as many as possible of their observable characteristics: their morphology, anatomy, physiology, and so on.
Awareness of evolutionary theory, however, led to the development of phylogenetic classification, which aims to classify organisms in a way that mirrors their evolutionary (see evolution) and genetic relationships (see genetics).
Species are grouped according to shared characteristics believed to be derived from common ancestors (care being taken to exclude shared characteristics known to be due to convergent evolution – such as the wings of bats and birds).
encyclopedia.farlex.com /classification   (492 words)

It took the sacrifice of the Fourth Hokage to imprison the demon and place it into the body of the young baby Uzumaki Naruto.
Demon imbued persons are called "jinchuuriki" by Akatsuki, literally "the power of human sacrifice".
This seems to stem from a life being lost when the demon is imbued into the individual.
www.leafninja.com /demons.php   (703 words)

 Demons -- Essay on Setting the Captives Free   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Demons are allowed into a Christian's outer court and into his inner court, but not into his holy of holies.
Demons enter the mind of man. And that's usually sufficient to keep most sinners from believing in the simplicity of the gospel.
Christians can be "demonized" in the soul and in the body but not in the inner sanctuary of their human spirit.
www.greaterthings.com /Ridenhour/me_in_restoration/Demons.htm   (5216 words)

 Keep Amber Site: F9R/AbyssDemons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It remains unclear as to whether the Abyssal Demons are chunks of Abyssal Energy come to life, beings from other universes who use it as a road, the result of deliberate experimentation by mad Chaosians, or some combination of all of the above.
Marilliths-- A marilith is a female-type demon, with the lower body of a snake, and the torso and head of a woman (with six arms).
All Abyssal demons can exist freely in the Abyss and move around with it; rarer and more prized (and deadly) are those who can open Abyss portals to the Abyss from anywhere, using it as a shortcut for rapid movement.
www.thekeep.org /cgi/amber?F9R/AbyssDemons   (563 words)

 Group Classification on National ID Cards - Jim Fussell - 15 Nov 2001
Group classification on ID cards or other official personal documents (passports, residence permits, etc.) force a person to be affiliated with a governmentally-defined group and expose persons to profiling and human rights abuses based upon their group identity.
Classifications on ID cards are instead a facilitating factor, making it more possible for governments, local authorities or non-state actors such as militias to more readily engage in violations based on ethnicity or religion.
Classification on ID cards is only one method perpetrators might use to identify a population group during genocide or ethnic cleansing.
www.preventgenocide.org /prevent/removing-facilitating-factors/IDcards   (5807 words)

This does not necessarily mean that she was demon "possessed," but that there had been demonic activity in the crippling process, either at the onset or perhaps throughout the entire eighteen years.
Demons are not capricious little poltergeists going around on their own playing annoying but harmless tricks on people.
Demons do possess many of the unconverted--people who are living in disobedience and therefore are not in a personal relationship with God through Christ and under His protective covenant.
www.christcenter.net /tsw.htm   (13527 words)

 The Psychology of Evil
These destructive demons were believed by the Church to be commanded by that veritable embodiment of all evil: the devil (figs.
The demons derived from the minor evil spirits of the Near East, whereas the Devil derives from the Hebrew mal'ak the shadow of the Lord [my emphasis], and the Mazdaist principle of evil itself.
In contrast to the demonic, the daimonic includes the diabolic as well as divine human endowments, without making them mutually exclusive; it is that numinous aspect of being and of nature that is both beautiful and terrible at the same time.
www.angelfire.com /biz2/daimonic/psychologyofevil.html   (6176 words)

 List of demons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of demons, including both specific demons (e.g.
The names of many demons have several spellings.
If the demon is listed here under another name it will show you the title of the article which text matches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_specific_demons_and_types_of_demons   (246 words)

The missionary's interest in demons is not for the sake of increasing his knowledge; rather, he sees devils as a hindrance to his apostolate of reform and renewal.
When discussing demons, Father de Montfort places himself in the tradition of the Scriptures as they are taught, prayed, proclaimed by the Catholic Church.
His insistence on the reality of the angels- guardian angels in particular-and the fallen angels, the demons, is an important instruction for all ages of the Church.
www.ewtn.com /library/Montfort/Handbook/Angels.htm   (2813 words)

 15 Related work
Selfridge's implementation was in the area of pattern recognition or classification, where the demons examine different features, and their weight (shriek) is the similarity of the input to the structure of the demon.
Demons' weights might be hand-coded, or they might be learnt by Supervised Learning.
This is partly temporal chains of actions, which we saw is taken care of in pursuit of a single goal by basic Q-learning.
www.compapp.dcu.ie /~humphrys/PhD/ch15.html   (6923 words)

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Psellus describes the heretical or Pagan Thracian sect of the Bogomiles, in the course of discussing demons and their interaction with humans, in the scene that follows, the Bogomiles are supposedly celebrating Easter.
Then they extinguish the candles, so that the light shall not be witness to their abominable deeds, and throw themselves lasciviously on the girls; each one on whomever first falls into his hands, no matter whether she be his sister, his daughter or his mother.
When these devils or demons appeared in the shape of animals, the lights would then be extinguished and the heretics would then indulge in an orgy of sexuality with the devils and each other.
www.sqlspace.com /viewtopic.php?p=6824   (3373 words)

 ModBlog - Encyclopedia of Demonic entities + their relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Here is another one of the demons that has my body and soul.
In becoming a demon he was decapitated by Gilgamesh and Enkidu.
They were the attendants and messengers of Ereshkigal, the goddess of death and gloom, who sat naked on a throne in her dark lapis lazuli palace, surrounded by seven great walls.
demonsindex.modblog.com   (1736 words)

 LEFTFIELD-PSI - Paranormal Glossary D   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Term used to describe a person who is possessed or influenced by a "demon" or evil spirit; generally a person whose faculties are directly controlled by a demon.
A list of seven demons who each have control; over one of the seven deadly sins, and possessing the power to make men and women commit these sins.
Part of the "Hynek Classification System", it is comprised of three primary categories: (A) Nocturnal Light – A light seen in the sky at night.
www.leftfield-psi.net /glossary/glossary_d.html   (2523 words)

 Flauros: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In demonology (demonology: demonology is the systematic study of demons....
He gives true answers of all things past, present and future, but he must be first commanded to enter a magic (magic: Any art that invokes supernatural powers) triangle (triangle: A three-sided polygon) for if not he will lie, deceive the conjurer (conjurer: A witch doctor who practices conjury), and beguile him in other business.
[follow hyperlink for more...]), the Flauros is a mystical pyramid-shaped object which is used by the protagonist in the course of battling the demon (demon: Someone extremely diligent or skillful) Sammael (Sammael: sammael is one of the primary antagonists of the wheel of time fantasy series by robert...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/flauros   (418 words)

 RGB: Killed in Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Peter didn't expect the demon to be sucked in straight away, but he thought that they could force it into the trap's prison and had braced himself for the tussle.
A demon which had destroyed a building and taken out a Ghostbuster was at large in the city; Peter had to put the right spin on that truth to make people aware of the danger, but not start a panic.
Demons didn't have hearts that could be torn; they didn't always have blood, but he wanted this one to bleed, white and fl and scarlet ichor.
www.xmagicalx.net /rgb/deadwins.html   (21825 words)

 Merihem - TheBestLinks.com - Disease, Demon, TheBestLinks.com:Find or fix a stub, Plague, ...
Merihem, Disease, Demon, TheBestLinks.com:Find or fix a stub, Plague...
In demonology, and according to Francis Barrett, Merihem is considered the prince of the spirits or demons of pestilence, and responsible for all plagues and diseases.
In ancient times these disgraces were attributed to demons.
www.thebestlinks.com /Merihem.html   (101 words)

 About Demons
Below are links to two kinds of lore on demons: First, traditional Christian-era demonology and grimoires, in which the Demons are treated as enemies to be subjugated in the name of Yahweh, though as potentially useful slaves.
Not all the demons are "evil" by secular modern standards.
In both the Goetia itself and the experience of people who have called on them, the demons vary quite a bit in their attitudes toward humans.
www.angelfire.com /ny5/dvera/Demons   (791 words)

 Seven deadly sins -
The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, are a classification of vices used in early Christian teachings to educate and protect followers from basic human instincts.
In the original classification, Pride was considered to be the 'deadliest' of all sins, and was the father of all sins.
Each one of the demons is formed from sand, except for Envy, which is formed from a thick green liquid.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Seven_deadly_sins   (3268 words)

 Horrorfind Demons
It wasn’t until after he met Randy Clark, a veteran of the recent Gulf War, who was also seeing strange things from the corner of his eyes, that he discovered that the strange flickerings were spirits of lost souls.
Souls that were being persued by a dark demon bent on taking them back to hell with him.
demons and devils they are, in their ufos, and great big ships.
www.horrorfind.com /Demons/more3.html   (463 words)

 FAQ on Demons and Demonology at DeliriumsRealm
I find it offensive that you've said - insert deity - is a demon.
Is identified by a prominent demonologist as a demon
I've provided my thoughts in these articles: The Nature of Demons (My Own Philosophy), How to Summon a Demon, and How to Rid Yourself of Demons.
www.deliriumsrealm.com /delirium/demonfaq.asp   (732 words)

 Category:Angels and demons - Monstropedia - the largest encyclopedia about monsters
Category:Angels and demons - Monstropedia - the largest encyclopedia about monsters
List of specific demons and types of demons
This page was last modified 19:14, 18 April 2007.
www.monstropedia.org /index.php?title=Category:Angels_and_demons   (44 words)

 The Albuquerque Tribune: Columnists
Roybal's return to Santa Fe High surely wasn't met with universal approval in a school reputed to be only a few steps behind the state Capitol when it comes to politics, infighting and back-stabbing.
The Demons are chasing a state crown that has eluded them since 1978 - a team coached by Roybal.
When he accepted the job to be the Demons' basketball coach for 2005-06, he tried to stay on at Espa?ola High as the director of athletics, refusing to acknowledge any conflict of interest.
www.abqtrib.com /albq/sp_columnists/article/0,2564,ALBQ_19871_4508817,00.html   (1402 words)

 Pithius - TheBestLinks.com - Demon, Ancient Greece, Prince, Demonology, ...
Pithius - TheBestLinks.com - Demon, Ancient Greece, Prince, Demonology,...
Pithius, Demon, Ancient Greece, Prince, Demonology, Barrett's classification of...
He is depicted as a serpent, and perhaps his name was a corruption of the word pythoness an ancient Greek female diviner, inspired by some deity.
www.thebestlinks.com /Pithius.html   (103 words)

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