Accession Number : AD0665447

Title :   PROLEGOMENA TO AN ORGANISMIC THEORY OF QUESTIONS,

Corporate Author : TRACOR INC AUSTIN TEX

Personal Author(s) : Hirst,Norman F. ; Hirst,Caroline Perkins

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The paper discusses some considerations preliminary to the formulation of a theory by which machines can be constructed and/or programmed to have a general 'question' capability. There are two types of preliminary considerations, i.e., what can be learned from human question activities and how we can approach the problem of a computable question activity. The first consideration is dealt with in the first part of the report under the heading 'Phenomenological Basis'. The second aspect is the topic of the second part of the report - 'The Active Organism Theory'. There are discussed some logico-metaphysical problems which are basic to constructing an adequate theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, VOCABULARY), (*LEARNING MACHINES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, LANGUAGE, SEMANTICS, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, CHILDREN, WORD ASSOCIATION, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, PHILOSOPHY, LINGUISTICS, NETWORKS, COMPUTER LOGIC, INFORMATION THEORY

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE