ERIC Number: ED049617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Toward Direct Access Intelligence Systems.
Von Foerster, Heinz
Two accomplishments have increased the feasibility of taking preparatory steps for the construction of machine intelligence systems which can acquire knowledge about facts or descriptions of facts through man-machine dialogue in the user's natural language. One is a better understanding of the relationship between perception, language, and behavior. It appears that an organism's perceptive system and its motor system are interdependent. The other accomplishment is a step toward the solution of the problem of machine representation of a relational data structure. The HIRWON algorithm has achieved an extension of the capacity previously available for machine deduction based directly upon semantic relational modes, as distinguished from procedures based directly upon formulations in a mathematical notation. As a consequence, it is proposed that research and development studies continue in order to provide conceptual, theoretical, and technological foundations for a direct access intelligence system for information storage and retrieval. A bibliography cites the publications which discuss more fully each of the findings summarized in the report. (JY)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Automatic Indexing, Automation, Cognitive Processes, Computational Linguistics, Computers, Databases, Deep Structure, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Man Machine Systems, Programing, Semantics, Transformational Generative Grammar
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-718 062, MF $.95; HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Biological Computer Lab.
Note: Interim Technical Report, 31 May-31 Dec 1970