Accession Number : ADA114483
Title : In-Depth Understanding. A Computer Model of Integrated Processing for Narrative Comprehension.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Dyer,Michael George
PDF Url : ADA114483
Report Date : May 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 321
Abstract : This dissertation describes a theory of memory representation, organization, and processing for in-depth understanding of complex narrative texts. Complicated texts require that many different knowledge sources be represented, coordinated, instantiated, searched and applied. Such sources include: goals, plans, scripts, physical objects, settings, interpersonal relationships, social roles, and emotional reactions. This theory is implemented in BORIS, a computer program which reads and answers questions about narratives involving such topics as: divorce, legal disputes, personal favors, and service contracts.
Descriptors : *Artificial intelligence, *Computer programming, *Text processing, Integrated systems, Memory devices, Interactions, Decision making, Sources, Theses
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE