ERIC Number: ED087474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-15
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Mixed-Initiative Information System for Computer-Aided Training and Decision Making. Final Report.
Grignetti, Mario C.; Warnock, Eleanor H.
A description of the NET-SCHOLAR system, an on-line aid for naive users of the Advanced Research Projects Administration (ARPA) Computer Network, is provided. The discussion focuses upon the system's representation and handling of functional and procedural information and its ability to deal with action verbs, all within the context of the ARPA network. Section I presents a brief introduction to the system and Section II a series of tutorial questions, the answers to which clarify the need to work with action verbs. These verbs are then classified and a taxonomy of questions constructed, providing the basis for the next phase of the discussion. Section III describes the method used to encode the meaning of operations, procedures, etc., while Section IV presents a predecessor of NET-SCHOLAR used temporarily while NET-SCHOLAR was being built. Section V describes NET-SCHOLAR itself, with emphasis upon the system's English comprehension capabilities. The description is illustrated with actual protocols, and a summary and conclusions are presented. (Author/PB)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Systems Command, L.G. Hanscom Field, MA. Electronic Systems Div.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.