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authors Minsky, M.
year 1975
title A framework for representing knowledge
source P.H. Winston (ed.), The Psychology of Computer Vision, McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 211-277
summary Briefly describes frame systems as a formalism for representing knowledge and then concentrates on the issue of what the content of knowledge should be in specific domains. Argues that vision should be viewed symbolically with an emphasis on forming expectations and then using details to fill in slots in those expectations. Discusses the enormous problem of the volume of background common sense knowledge required to understand even very simple natural language texts and suggests that networks of frames are a reasonable approach to represent such knowledge. Discusses the concept of expectation further including ways to adapt to and understand expectation failures. Argues that numerical approaches to knowledge representation are inherently limited.
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email minsky@media.mit.edu
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