Computer understanding of natural language


The state of research in automatic natural language processing at Yale University is described. Five programs are discussed: SAM, FRUMP, PAM, TALESPIN, and POLITICS.

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Correspondence to Roger C. Schank.

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This work is supported in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense and monitored under the Office of Naval Research under Contract N00014-75-C-1111.

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Schank, R.C. Computer understanding of natural language. Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation 10, 132–138 (1978).

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