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In this paper I plan to show that Searle is correct in claiming that his Chinese Room Analogy shows that any Turing machine simulation of human understanding of a linguistic phenomenon fails to possess any real understanding First I will explain the Chinese Room Analogy and how it is compared to a Turing machine I will then show that the machine can not literally be said to understand A Turing machine has a infinite number of internal states but always begins a computation in the initial state go Turing machines can be generalized in various ways For example many machines can be connected or a single machines may have more than one reader-printer under command of the control The machines are set to accept input and give output based on the type of input givenWhen comparing the Turing machine simulation of understanding to actual human understanding you ca see the story given as input and the answers to questions about the story as output In the Chinese Room Analogy Searle supposed that he was locked in a room with a large batch of Chinese writing referred to as scripts By using the term script it is meant to say that this first batch of Chinese writing is the original or principal instrument or document Further more in this case he is said not to know any Chinese either written or spoken The Chinese writing is described by Searle as meaningless squiggles Next he is presented with a second batch of Chinese writing referred to as a story The term story here is meant to describe the second batch to be an account of incidents or events that will be used to make a statement regarding the facts pertinent to the incidents or events that will follow Accompanied with the second batch of writing is a set of written rules written in English that is meant to be used for correlating the two batches called
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