Accession Number : AD0698316

Title :   HELP: A QUESTION ANSWERING SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : Roberts,Roger

Report Date : 11 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : HELP - A Question Answering System - enables a user, sitting at a console of a time-shaped computer, to obtain information on questions typed in. This information might concern the operating system itself, the format of commands to the user interface executive program, the use of a selected subsystem, or an area totally separate from the computer. The content of the data base in HELP is completely arbitrary, and determined by the creator of each individual system. Questions are presented to HELP in standard English. A second system, called QAS, was developed to enable a user to conveniently generate a HELP program. The paper will discuss the structure of both programs.

Descriptors :   (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), TIME SHARING, VOCABULARY, SYNTAX, MEMORY DEVICES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE