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M. Minsky, A Framework for Representing Knowledge. The Psychology of Computer Vision, P. H. Winston (ed.), McGraw-Hill 1975.

Author of the summary: J. William Murdock, 1997, murdock@cc.gatech.edu

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Keywords: Frames, Symbolic, Vision, Natural Language

Systems: None

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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