Quality Controlled Government with Spherical Logic

By Pamela N. Gray and Xenogene Gray.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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In the management of large enterprises, quality control has been implemented since it was successfully introduced to Japanese manufacturing following the Second World War. It began with the Ishikawa fishbone graphic which was a practical advance on the Porphery tree that captured the logic of Aristotelian ontology. The fishbone suited a strategic focus on a final objective, with a tributary hierarchy demarcated by goals and targets; it was like a logic River system that could be contrasted with contradictories, uncertainties and consistencies. Graphical representation of the totality of these contrasts takes the structure of a sphere. Spherical logic provides total fishbone quality control for the quality control of complex governance and administrative matters.

In an age of globalisation, science and technology, lawmakers and administrators must upgrade their precision and effectiveness to manage an increasingly complex and dynamic real world. This is a practice-focused paper that poses and demonstrates improved frameworks, concepts and structures for operational effectiveness of government and administration. Now, optimal civilisation can be designed for sustainability with collective intelligence aids such as eGanges, which is a total fishbone quality control system. The capacity of eGanges accommodates information as large and as complex as required, and processes the inherent combinatorial options of pro tem possibilities as well as data retrieval of information about potential and expectations for change or adaptation, at its precise point of relevance. User-friendly eGanges applets can be accessed online by the public.

A draft application of eGanges is used to illustrate total fishbone quality control in governance. The application shows the detail of requirements for quality controlled home insulation, to give effect to a recent government-funded home insulation scheme in Australia. The problems which arose from the scheme, common knowledge established by the media, namely installer deaths and home destruction by fire, indicated a lack of quality control in the formulation and implementation of the scheme. The scheme was to give effect to a policy of reducing the use of coal-produced domestic electricity. A sound legal ontology of home insulation was required for the scheme, to optimise its effectiveness, avoid negligence, risks, and unnecessary costs of exploitative entrepreneurs.

Keywords: Quality Control Government, Spherical Logic, Ganges, Fishbone, Sustainable Civilisation Design, Legal Expert Systems

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 10, pp.271-284. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 945.502KB).

Dr. Pamela N. Gray

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Centre for Research in Complex Systems, Charles Sturt University Bathurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

My doctoral research at the University of Western Sydney developed the design of an expert system shell, eGanges, for the fields of law, management and education. I have constructed many diverse applications using the shell and continue to do so, as my main interest. I am the most senior legal practitioner in the world with a PhD in legal knowledge engineering. I had extensive experience in legal practice in Australia and in London before becoming a law lecturer in business schools in various tertiary education institutions in Australia. While I was a Visiting Fellow in Law at Cambridge University and collaborating in the first ESPRIT-funded legal project which used Prolog, I discovered spherical logic, as a move from hard-coded logic programming and rule-base systems to an easier object-oriented programming. I reported it in 1990 in my LL.M thesis at University of Sydney. The thesis was revised and published in England as a book, Artificial Legal Intelligence (1997) in Dartmouth’s Applied Legal Philosophy Series. I have published my research work from time to time in numerous conferences in the field. My son and co-author who programmed eGanges in Java, is currently writing up his thesis on its multi-value logic.

Xenogene Gray

Proprietor, Grays Knowledge Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I am the proprietor of an online business, Grays Knowledge Engineering (www.grayske.com), which offers licences of eGanges. Licences have been purchased, inter alia, by a Florida Magistrate and the Justice Department of Canada. Also I am a PhD student at Macquarie University in Sydney and currently I am writing up my thesis on the mathematical foundations of eGanges. Following the design of eGanges by my mother and co-author, I programmed eGanges in Java and published papers on the software at various conferences in the field. eGanges was shortlisted by the British Computer Society for their annual Machine Intelligence Competition in 2007. I also teach physics at University and final year High School levels; I am a computational physicist.

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