Accession Number:

ADA071430

Title:

Text Processing Effects and Recall Memory.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

One current research area within the field of natural language processing is concerned with the nature of predictive understanding mechanisms that seek to interpret input in terms of knowledge-based expectations. A predictive understanding system human or computational builds an internal representation for narratives by generating inferences and making casual connections between the events described on the basis of these expectations. Progress in this area now makes it possible to study the various ways that processing complexity at the time of understanding affects the memory representation generated for a text. This investigation will focus on the design and implementation of process-oriented memory structures in a computer program that understands narratives. The results of these efforts will be of interest to researchers in cognitive psychology and linguistics as well as artificial intelligence.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE