Interacting with an Intelligent Planning System Using English Sentences

Austin Tate, G. D. Ritchie, D. C. Moffat, R. S. Crouch, S. G. Pulman, I. B. Crabtree

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An intelligent planning system is an example of a software aid which, although developed by specialists in artificial intelligence and customised for a particular application by knowledge engineers, is intended eventually to be used by non-programmers for a wide variety of tasks. The aim of the project described is to experiment with the use of English language as the medium of communication. The overall system consists of: a natural language front end (NLFE), which produces logical forms (LF) representing the meaning of an input sentence; a plan query language evaluator (PQLE) which accepts inputs in a plan query language and evaluates them against an internal representation of the current plan, or by manipulating the planner itself to try to produce further plans; and the planner, a hand-crafted, domain specific planner written in Prolog. The NLFE, PQLE and planner are all separate processes, controlled by a `debugger' interfaced to the Sun View Window system, enabling the course of operation of the system to be traced
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExpert Planning Systems, 1991., First International Conference on
Place of PublicationBrighton
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0863417019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1990
EventInternational Conference on Expert Planning Systems - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 199029 Jun 1990


ConferenceInternational Conference on Expert Planning Systems
CountryUnited Kingdom

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