Accession Number : ADA180319

Title :   Naive Mechanics Comprehension and Invention in EDISON.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Dyer, Michael G ; Flowers, Margot ; Hodges, Jack

PDF Url : ADA180319

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This paper briefly reports on the current architecture and status of EDISON, a computer model being designed to understand natural language descriptions of mechanical devices and generate novel device representations through heuristic strategies of mutation and analogy. The representational constructs in EDISON must support both of these tasks and include: goal/plan information, spatial relationships, forces, motion, contact, regions, constraints on (and principles of) device operation, levels of abstraction, and naive mechanics dependencies and inferences.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, COMPREHENSION, MECHANICS, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, NATURAL LANGUAGE, PROTOTYPES, HEURISTIC METHODS

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE