Accession Number : AD0721399


Title :   Procedures as a Representation for Data in a Computer Program for Understanding Natural Language


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC


Personal Author(s) : Winograd, Terry


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=AD0721399


Report Date : Feb 1971


Pagination or Media Count : 472


Abstract : The paper describes a system for the computer understanding of English. The system answers questions, executes commands, and accepts information in normal English dialog. It uses semantic information and context to understand discourse and to disambiguate sentences. It combines a complete syntactic analysis of each sentence with a 'heuristic understander' which uses different kinds of information about a sentence, other parts of the discourse, and general information about the world in deciding what the sentence means.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *ENGLISH LANGUAGE, *SEMANTICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, THESES


Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE