Computer Models of Thought and Language
Roger C. Shank, Kenneth Mark Colby (eds), 1973

The intent of this book is to describe attempts to model human psychological processes on a computer. In modelling the human mental world, two problems are being faced: (1) how to model natural language communication and (2) how to model the thought and memory implicit in the interpretation of linguistic input. This book emphasizes approaches which strive for as much correspondence as can be achieved between model and human processes.

Chapter 1. Artificial Intelligence and the Conceot of Mind
Allen Newell

Part 1. Natural Language Models

Chapter 2. Semantic Networks: Their Computation and Use for Understanding English Sentences
R. F. Simmons

Chapter 3. An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Machine Translation
Yorick Wilks

Chapter 4. A Procedural Model of Language Understanding
Terry Winograd

Chapter 5. Identification of Conceptualizations Underlying Natural Language
Roger C. Shank

Part 2. Models of Belief Systems

Chapter 6. Simulations of Belief Systems
Kenneth Mark Colby

Chapter 7. The Structure of Belief Systems
Rpbert P. Abelson

Part 3. Models of Memory and Cognition

Chapter 8. The Memory We Must Have
Earl Hunt

Chapter 9. In Defense of Ad Hoc Systems
Robert K. Lindsay

Chapter 10. A Model for the Encoding of Experiential Information
Joseph D. Becker

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