Answering English questions by computer: a survey

@article{Simmons1965AnsweringEQ,
  title={Answering English questions by computer: a survey},
  author={Robert F. Simmons},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1965},
  volume={8},
  pages={53-70}
}
Fifteen experimental English language question-answering I systems which are programmed and operating are described ) arid reviewed. The systems range from a conversation machine ~] to programs which make sentences about pictures and systems s~ which translate from English into logical calculi. Systems are ~ classified as list-structured data-based, graphic data-based, ~! text-based and inferential. Principles and methods of opera~4 tions are detailed and discussed. It is concluded that the… CONTINUE READING

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