This report describes a natural language understanding system based on a taxonomic knowledge representation system. The system makes use of a structured inheritance network, which serves as a taxonomy of sentence types to which semantic interpretation procedures are attached at varying levels of generality. The same taxonomic representaton system is used to represent kinds of speech act interpretations of input utterances and to represent the kinds of actions required in response to those utterances. The context of the system is the intelligent manipulation of graphic displays.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 7, 1 Mar-31 May 1979
Sponsored in part by the DARPA. DOI: 10.21236/ADA076420