Scientific language] is irreducibly metaphorical and inexact, and formalizable
only at the cost of distortion of the historical dynamics of scientific development and of the imaginative constructions in terms of which nature is interpreted by science.
It is the rational component that is formalizable
in AI systems" (329-31).
He acknowledges that this aspect of his model is not formalized, and is perhaps in principle not formalizable
, but he rightly insists upon his model's value in bringing out rhythmic aspects in a new way.
In Personal Knowledge, he speaks of the moment of illumination in which a "logical gap" is crossed between our formalizable
knowledge and the new insight that comes to us.
The body, which will not play a role in what follows, is that part of the lexical semantic representation that is encyclopedic, holistic, and perhaps only partially formalizable