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.