Conceptual Information Processing

Conceptual Information Processing

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Author: Roger C. Schank
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483258799

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Fundamental Studies in Computer Science, 3: Conceptual Information Processing discusses a theory of natural language and implementation of that theory on a computer, focusing basically on an Artificial Intelligence approach to linguistics. This book aims to write computer programs that could understand and generate sentences, which is intended as a first step towards the long range goal of a computer that can communicate with people in natural language. The topics covered include computational linguistics, conceptual dependency theory, history of the analyzer, representation in memory, and structure of BABEL. This publication is a good reference for researchers and specialists working in the field of computer science.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1. MARGIE

    1.1. The Program

    1.2. The Theory

    Chapter 2. The Conceptual Approach to Language Processing

    2.1. Computational Linguistics

    2.2. Grammars and Analysis

    2.3. Syntax in a Stratified System

    2.4. Linguistic Psychological Modelling

    Chapter 3. Conceptual Dependency Theory

    3.1. Introduction

    3.2. Instruments and Causation

    3.3. Conceptual Roles and Conceptual Rules

    3.4. The Primitive Actions

    3.5. States

    3.6. Examples

    3.7. Inferences

    Chapter 4. Conceptual Analysis

    4.1. Introduction to Analysis

    4.2. History of the Analyzer

    4.3. The Program Itself

    4.4. Overview of the Analysis Process

    4.5. Basic Assumptions of the Analyzer

    4.6. CD Graphs in LISP Notation

    4.7. Overview of Expectations and Actions

    4.8. Functions in the Analyzer

    4.9. The Monitor

    4.10. Examples

    4.11. Multi-Sentence Analysis

    4.12. Examples of Text Analysis

    4.13. Review of the Analyzer

    Chapter 5. Conceptual Memory and Inference

    5.1. Introduction

    5.2. Representation in Memory

    5.3. Inferences

    5.4. The Mainstream Conceptual Inferences

    5.5. Inference Reference Interaction

    Chapter 6. Conceptual Generation

    6.1. Introduction

    6.2. Previous Work on Automatic Language Generation

    6.3. What BABEL does - How BABEL does it

    6.4. The Structure of BABEL - The Organization of Linguistic Knowledge

    6.5. The Process of Generation - The Use of Linguistic Knowledge


Product details

  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483258799

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Roger C. Schank

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