Baseball: an automatic question-answerer

  title={Baseball: an automatic question-answerer},
  author={Bert F. Green and Alice K. Wolf and Carol Chomsky and K. Ronald Laughery},
  booktitle={IRE-AIEE-ACM '61 (Western)},
<u>Baseball</u> is a computer program that answers questions phrased in ordinary English about stored data. The program reads the question from punched cards. After the words and idioms are looked up in a dictionary, the phrase structure and other syntactic facts are determined for a content analysis, which lists attribute-value pairs specifying the information given and the information requested. The requested information is then extracted from the data matching the specifications, and any… CONTINUE READING
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