Accession Number:

ADA064962

Title:

Subjective Understanding: Computer Models of Belief Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

300.0

Abstract:

Modeling human understanding of natural language requires a model of the processes underlying human thought. No two people think exactly alike different people subscribe to different beliefs and are motivated by different goals in their activities. A theory of subjective understanding has been proposed to account for subjectively-motivated human thinking ranging from ideological belief to human discourse and personality traits. A process-model embodying this theory has been implemented in a computer system, POLITICS. POLITICS models human ideological reasoning in understanding the natural language text of international political events. POLITICS can model either liberal or conservative ideologies. Each ideology produces a different interpretation of the input event. POLITICS demonstrates its understanding by answering questions in natural language question-answer dialogs.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE