ERIC Number: ED104402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Semantic Networks. Final Report.
Collins, Allan M.; Warnock, Eleanor H.
Research and development work on the use of the SCHOLAR autotutorial, online system is described. Inference strategies used within the system are deductive, negative, and functional in character. A graphics package allows user to ask questions and give commands in English to control SCHOLAR's map display capability. The examples shown are for South American geography. Utilizing a data base on the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) network, an English comprehension system was also developed. Unlike geography, most questions about the ARPA network pertain to actions and procedures which involve complicated English sentence structure. Hence, sophisticated parsing and retrieval strategies are needed. Samples of the system's capabilities and potential applications are provided. (Author/DGC)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, English, Geography, Individualized Instruction, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Systems, Logic, Man Machine Systems, Maps, Memory, Online Systems, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Div.
Authoring Institution: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.