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Knowledge Representation

Reading as Construction in Humans and Machines - Part III: Machines

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 05.17.2015 | Technology
Bill DeSmedt

Whether or not we humans draw on our background knowledge to construct accurate models of the entities and events we read about, it is essential to their purpose that reading machines do so.

Reading as Construction - Part II: Humans vs. Machines

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Bill DeSmedt

Lacking, at least at the present stage of AI development, any innate goals of its own, all of a computer's motivations for reading, as for any other task, must originate from the outside -- from us. Machines read, if they do so at all, to serve our purposes.

Building a Conversational Agent from the Ground Up, Part III

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 07.05.2014 | Home
Bill DeSmedt

As the name suggests, KR&R focuses on how reality as a whole might best be represented in an internal "mental model," and what operations on that model are needed in order to draw valid conclusions from known facts.