Accession Number : ADA134102


Title :   Research in Knowledge Representation for Natural Language Understanding


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 1982-31 Aug 1983


Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA


Personal Author(s) : Sidner, C ; Bates, M ; Bobrow, R ; Goodman, B ; Haas, A ; Ingria, R ; Israel, D ; McAllester, D ; Moser, M ; Schmolze, J ; Vilain, M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a134102.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 244


Abstract : BBN's ARPA project in Knowledge Representation for Natural Language Understanding is aimed at developing techniques for rendering computer-based assistance to a decision maker who is attempting to understand and react to a complex, evolving system or situation. The decision maker's access to the situation is mediated by an intelligent graphics display system, which is controlled largely through natural language input. The work during this past year falls into two main categories: fundamental problems in knowledge representation and reasoning, and fluent natural language understanding. In this report, we first give a brief overview and summary of the activities of the project during the year. This is followed by a series of detailed presentations of research in particular areas. In addition, we document publications and presentations by members of the research group.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , *DECISION MAKING , *NATURAL LANGUAGE , ALGORITHMS , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , COGNITION , COMPUTER GRAPHICS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , GRAMMARS , INTERFACES , NETWORKS , PARSERS , REASONING , SEMANTICS , SYNTAX


Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Psychology
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE