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Introducing ASK, A Simple Knowledgeable System

Thompson, Bozena H. and Thompson, Frederick B. (1982) Introducing ASK, A Simple Knowledgeable System. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Submitted)

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ASK, A Simple Knowledgeable System, is a total system for the structuring, manipulation and communication of information. It is a simple system in the sense that its development concentrated on clean engineering solutions to what could be done now with good response times. The user interface is a limited dialect of English. In contrast to expert systems, in which experts build the knowledge base and users make use of this expert knowledge, ASK is aimed at the user who wishes to create, test, modify, extend and make use of his own knowledge base. It is a system for a research team, a management or military staff, or a business office.

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Additional Information:Submitted to Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing, Santa Monica, California, February 1-3, 1983. The three System guided dialogues, Bulk Data Input, Dialogue Designing Dialogue and Forms Designing Dialogue, are from the doctoral dissertation of Ti-Ping Ho. The aspects of ASK concerning basing one Context on another are from the doctoral dissertation of Kwang-I Yu. The methods for handling anaphora, fragments and correction of inputs are from the doctoral dissertation of David Trawick. ASK is implemented on the Hewlett Packard HP9836 desktop computer. To handle Contexts of reasonable size, one needs a hard disk. An HP9836 with an HP9725 disk was used in the illustrations in this paper. Our work is supposed by the Hewlett Packard Corporation, Desktop Computer Division.
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