Re: WFAQ META: Metafirstname.lastname@example.org (Fritz Lehmann)
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 94 02:09:07 CDT
From: email@example.com (Fritz Lehmann)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: WFAQ META: Meta-stories
To answer Jorn Barger's call for "meta-stories" (on the
WISDOM ontology/interactive-fiction list email@example.com),
I'd like to note that the French military has paid for
Artificial Intelligence research on this. The
result was Gian-Piero Zarri's RESEDA project described
in "The 'Descriptive' Component of a Hybrid Representation
Language" in "Semantic Networks in Artificial Intelligence",
F. Lehmann, Ed., Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1992, also in
the journal Computers and Mathematics with Applications,
v. 23, no.s 2-9, 1992, and in other articles by Zarri.
Ordinary events in human life were categorized in
RESEDA into a hierarchy of common situations and roles.
For example, BE_AFFECTED_BY subsumes BE_IN_POSSESSION
which subsumes BE_IN_POSSESSION_OF_ABSTRACT_RESOURCES
which subsumes BE_IN_POSSESSION_OF_A_JOB. Similarly,
there is a chain: BEHAVE ... FOCUS_ON_A_RESULT ...
ACT_EXPLICITLY_TO_OBTAIN_RESULT. Also: MOVE ...
MOVE_A_PHYSICAL _OBJECT ... TRANSFER_SOMETHING_
The system is based on a "frame"-like
representation of particular factual knowledge,
enhanced with a KL-ONE-style concept taxonomy (TBOX).
Although the published examples deal with 12th
century knights visiting castles and the like,
the French military presumably intended the
project to be used for automated classification of
current intelligence reports.
A more recent implemented version is the "Narrative
Knowledge Representation Language" (NKRL) developed
by Zarri at CERTAL, College de France, 11, Place Marcelin
Berthelot, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.
Yours truly, Fritz Lehmann
GRANDAI Software, 4282 Sandburg Way, Irvine, CA 92715, U.S.A.
Tel:(714)-733-0566 Fax:(714)-733-0506 firstname.lastname@example.org