Accession Number : ADA183294

Title :   Memory Base Expert System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 85-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN

Personal Author(s) : Shank,Roger C.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This project dealt with research on computer learning and reasoning. Work dealt with three separate projects: (1) legal reasoning, (2) economic reasoning, and (3) explanation and understanding. On the first, a system was designed to implement case-based reasoning, which deals with empirical learning from the process of producing relative assessments of input situations with respect of several concerns , with little external feedback. In the second, patterns of words and concepts guide a general memory search process towards relevant memory structures. One third effort deals with programs that produce novel explanation by retrieving old explanations and modifying them to fit new situations. Two papers and five books resulted from this research, as well as two Ph.D. dissertations.

Descriptors :   *REASONING, *MEMORY DEVICES, *LEARNING, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ECONOMICS, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), SEARCHING, LAW ENFORCEMENT, PATTERNS, WORDS(LANGUAGE), TEST AND EVALUATION, INPUT, EXTERNAL, FEEDBACK, STRUCTURES, COMPUTERS, LEARNING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, NATURAL LANGUAGE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE