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Developing a natural language interface to complex data
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Aspects of an intelligent interface that provides natural language access to a large body of data distributed over a computer network are described. Expand
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Human Engineering for Applied Natural Language Processing
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This pape r depcribes aspect r of a n applieations-oriented system for creating natural langruage interfaces between computer software and Casual users. Expand
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Relationships Between and Among Models (discussion)
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Expanding the Utility of Semantic Networks Through Partitioning
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An augmentation of semantic networks is presented in which the various nodes and arcs are partitioned into "net spaces." These net spaces delimit the scopes of quantified variables, distinguish hypothetical and imaginary situations from reality, encode alternative worlds considered in planning. Expand
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A Network-Based Knowledge Representation and Its Natural Deduction System
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We describe a knowledge representation scheme called KNET and a problem solving system called SNIFFER designed to answer queries using a K-NET knowledge base that combine the expressive capabilities of the first-order predicate calculus with linkage to procedural knowledge. Expand
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DIALOGIC: A Core Natural-Language Processing System
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The DIALOGIC system translates English sentences into representations of their literal meaning in the context of an utterance, while providing the semantic compositionality necessary for meaning-dependent computational processing. Expand
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Q&A: Already a Success?
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Wahlster has asked each of us panelists to answer a standard set of questions. Expand
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An Approach to Acquiring and Applying Knowledge
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The problem addressed in this paper is how to enable a computer system to acquire facts about new domains from tutors who are experts in their respective fields, but who have little or no training in computer science. Expand
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Modeling Simultaneous Actions and Continuous Processes
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A new methodology for the construction of world models is presented which makes possible the modeling of (1) simultaneous, interactive processes, (2) processes characterized by a continuum of gradual change, (3) involuntarily activated processes (such as the growing of grass) and time as a continuous phenomenon. Expand
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Computational Models of Belief and the Semantics of Belief Sentences
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We believe that a great deal of light can be shed on the problems of belief by studying them from the viewpoint of computational models of the psychological processes and states associated with belief. Expand
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