Accession Number:

ADA114483

Title:

In-Depth Understanding. A Computer Model of Integrated Processing for Narrative Comprehension.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

321.0

Abstract:

This dissertation describes a theory of memory representation, organization, and processing for in-depth understanding of complex narrative texts. Complicated texts require that many different knowledge sources be represented, coordinated, instantiated, searched and applied. Such sources include goals, plans, scripts, physical objects, settings, interpersonal relationships, social roles, and emotional reactions. This theory is implemented in BORIS, a computer program which reads and answers questions about narratives involving such topics as divorce, legal disputes, personal favors, and service contracts.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE