An informational network for a natural talking system

  • Paul Buchheit
Track 2: Artificial Intelligence
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 507)


A Natural Language Processing System has been developed that communicates in the simple commonsense terms of a child. The system utilizes a knowledge representation scheme that facilitates the storage and retrieval of factual and inferential data through a massively-interlinked network of propositional information. Inferential analysis is handled by an organized matrix of predicate-based inferences that uses forward chaining to deduce new propositions. The potential for learning has been established through inductive generalization and the ongoing adjustment of uncertainty values on existing propositions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Buchheit
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago

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