Accession Number:

ADA071445

Title:

Retrieving Information from an Episodic Memory or Why Computers' Memories Should be More Like People's.

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:

35.0

Abstract:

The problem of how to organize particular experiences in a long-term memory has been largely neglected in Natural Language Understanding research. This paper addresses that problem. It shows why good memory organization is necessary for doing intelligent tasks such as story understanding and conversation. A computer memory organization modeled after human memory is proposed, as well as strategies for accessing the computer memory again based on human information retrieval. This proposal can also be viewed as a new approach to the organization of intelligent databases. The CYRUS system, a computer memory model which implements this theory of memory organization, is described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE