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
      Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE