Research on Intelligent Question-Answering Systems
by Green, C. C. and Raphael, B.
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Note: Scientific Report 1. AFCRL-67-0370. Contract AF 19(628)-5919. Project No. 4641. Task No. 464102. Work Unit No. 46410201. Prepared for Air Force Cambridge Rsearch Laboratories.
This report describes progress toward an "intelligent question-answering system"a system that can accept facts, retrieve items from memory, and perform logical deductions necessary to answer questions. Two versions of such a system have been implemented and the authors expect these to be the first in an evolving series of question answerers.