The Use of Stereotype Information in the Comprehension of Noun Phrases.
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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The importance of stereotypical information in natural language understanding is discussed. Two Classes of words - those which create them - are presented. Combinations of such words, such as ambitious hippie are examined for the clues they give about what should be part of the knowledge structure used to hold information about a person. The use of characterization in generating predictions to facilitate understanding is discussed. A program designed to investigate the problems in processing stereotypes is described, and examples of its operation are shown. Author