Inside the LOOM Description Classifier

@article{MacGregor1991InsideTL,
  title={Inside the LOOM Description Classifier},
  author={Robert M. MacGregor},
  journal={SIGART Bulletin},
  year={1991},
  volume={2},
  pages={88-92}
}
This paper presents a symbol level account of some of the representation and reasoning structures within the LOOM knowledge representation system. Reasoning in LOOM centers around a classifier whose primary function is to construct a taxonomy of all descriptions that have been entered into the system. The LOOM classifier is unique in that it constructs a separate taxonomy for each of seven kinds of non-composite descriptions, and uses a marker passing algorithm to replace the quadratic time… CONTINUE READING

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