Accession Number : ADA085894


Title :   Problem Solving in a Natural Language Environment.


Descriptive Note : Working paper,


Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB


Personal Author(s) : Goodman,Bradley Alan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a085894.pdf


Report Date : 21 Jul 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : The kinds of requests that can be currently handled by natural language data base systems are constrained mainly to simple queries to retrieve information from the data base. The requests must be completely specified by the user (though certain information can be assumed from past context). This paper is a proposal for a Ph.D. thesis that explores requests of a more complicated nature. The goal is to take vague and complex requests from users and turn them into well-defined problems. Missing information will be filled in through world knowledge or from the current dialog context. The transformation of the request into a well-defined problem and the generation of a plan to solve the problem will be guided by a set of problem solving frames. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PROBLEM SOLVING , *NATURAL LANGUAGE , DATA BASES , FRAMES , INTERROGATION


Subject Categories : Linguistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE