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authors Rapaport, William J.
year 1990
title Predication, Fiction, and Artificial Intelligence
source 27 (21) p. : ill. May, 1990. 90-11. includes bibliography
summary This paper describes the SNePS knowledge-representation and reasoning system. SNePS is an intentional, propositional, semantic-network processing system used for research in AI. The author looks at how predication is represented in such a system when it is used for cognitive modeling and natural- language understanding and generation. In particular, the author discusses issues in the representation of fictional entities and the representation of propositions from fiction, using SNePS. A brief survey is given of four philosophical ontological theories of fiction and sketch an epistemological theory of fiction (implemented in SNePS) using a story operator and rules allowing propositions to 'migrate' into and out of story 'spaces.'
keywords knowledge, representation, systems, AI, semantic networks, cognition, natural languages, intentionallity
series CADline
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