Accession Number:

AD0614258

Title:

A PREREQUISITE TO THE UTILITY OF MICROGRAMMARS,

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NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS GAITHERSBURG MD

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Report Date:

1965-04-19

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This paper takes up the question of a hitherto-ignored obstacle to the useful functioning of microgrammars in artificial intelligence systems. This obstacle consists of the difficulty of staying within the microgrammar in manmachine communication, a condition rooted in the fact that microgrammars produce a language which consists entirely of English sentences, but of only some English sentences and it is hard or even impossible for the microgrammar- user to remember which sentences he is allowed to use. Besides raising this problem, and studying it in some detail, I indicate what steps may be taken to overcome it these are such steps as lend the microgrammar more extrapolative symmetry. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE