Report Number: CS-TR-74-436
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Natural language understanding systems within the AI
paradigm: a survey and some comparisons.
Author: Wilks, Yorick A.
Date: December 1974
Abstract: The paper surveys the major projects on the understanding of
natural language that fall within what may now be called the
artificial intelligence paradigm for natural language
systems. Some space is devoted to arguing that the paradigm
is now a reality and different in significant respects from
the generative paradigm of present day linguistics. The
comparisons between systems center around questions of the
relative perspicuity of procedural and static
representations; the advantages and disadvantages of
developing systems over a period survey and some comparisons.