Procedures as a Representation for Data in a Computer Program for Understanding Natural Language
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The paper describes a system for the computer understanding of English. The system answers questions, executes commands, and accepts information in normal English dialog. It uses semantic information and context to understand discourse and to disambiguate sentences. It combines a complete syntactic analysis of each sentence with a heuristic understander which uses different kinds of information about a sentence, other parts of the discourse, and general information about the world in deciding what the sentence means.
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