Paper: Knowledge Structures In UC The UNIX* Consultant

ACL ID P83-1024
Title Knowledge Structures In UC The UNIX* Consultant
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1983
  • David N. Chin (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA)

The knowledge structures implemented in UC, the UNLX Consultant are sufficient for UC to reply to a large range of user queries in the domain of the UNIX operating sys- tem. This paper describes how these knowledge struc- tures are used in the natural language tasks of parsing, reference, planning, goal detection, and generation, and ~ow they are organized to enable efficient access even with the large database of an expert system. The struc- turing of knowledge to provide direct answers to common queries and the high usability and efficiency of knowledge structures allow UC to hold an interactive conversation with a user.