Accession Number : ADP001162

Title :   Introducing ASK, A Simple Knowledgeable System,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA

Personal Author(s) : Thompson,Bozena H. ; Thompson,Frederick B.

Report Date : 01 FEB 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : ASK, A Simple Knowledgeable System, is a total system for the the structuring, manipulation and communication of information. It is a simple system in the sense that its development concentrated on clean engineering solutions to what could be done now with good response times. The user interface is a limited dialect of English. In contrast to expert systems, in which experts build the knowledge base and users make use of this expert knowledge, ASK is aimed at the user who wishes to create, test, modify, extend and make use of his own knowledge base. It is a system for a research team, a management or military staff, or a business office. This paper is designed to give you a feel for the general performance of the ASK System and overview of its operational capabilities.

Descriptors :   *Artificial intelligence, *Information systems, *Data bases, *Man computer interface, Symposia, Computers, Human factors engineering, Data processing, Natural language, Syntax, Computational linguistics, Performance(Engineering)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE