Accession Number : AD0775461

Title :   On the Implementation of an Information System for Semantic Modeling and Computer Understanding,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Weissman,Steven Jay

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : In order to program the computer to answer questions about problems which occur in real-world situations, it is necessary to have the computer 'understand' the relevant facts and relationships pertaining to the problem. The field of artificial intelligence is involved with developing the techniques which allow the computer to achieve this level of understanding. These procedures are used in order to solve problems which are beyond the scope of present computer applications. In the report some of the implementation techniques used in an artificial intelligence system are described. The system is designed to maintain a dialogue and answer questions dealing with the driver's world. This experimental data base has been chosen because it is dynamic in nature and is complex enough to allow more than trivial questions and deductions. Also, the problems encountered in this domain are of a general nature and are not restricted to the driver's world. The system has the capability to make intelligent assumptions by either filling in missing information and if multiple interpretations exist, by choosing the most probable interpretation. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *NATURAL LANGUAGE, *DATA PROCESSING, *SEMANTICS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MEMORY DEVICES, THEOREMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE