By Morris Rubinoff, Marshall C. Yovits
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TO CLEAN OFF THE RED CUBE. U. Why did you clean off that cube? A. TO PUT IT ON A LARGE GREEN CUBE. U. Why did you do that? A. TO STACK UP THE RED CUBE, A LARGE RED BLOCK, AND A LARGE GREEN ONE. U. Why did you do that? A. BECAUSE YOU ASKED ME TO. U. How did you do it? A. BY PUTTING A LARGE RED BLOCK ON THE TABLE; THEN LETTING GO OF IT; THEN PUTTING.. . Finally, Winograd’s system can accept some kinds of declarative information. Such sentences result in new theorems or facts being stored into the system’s knowledge base as illustrated by the following sequence: U.
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23. This forms the basis for the semantic processing described in the next section. 3 Generating PLANNER Code Associated with each word in the vocabulary of the machine is a dictionary entry that gives the meaning of the word in terms of some features and some PLANNER-like code. As an example, Winograd gives the following as the meaning of “block”: (BLOCK( (NOUN(NMEANS ( (#MANIP #RECTANGULAR) ((#IS *** #BLOCK) 1) 1) 1) “Block” is a noun with features #MANIP and #RECTANGULAR, which is defined by the PLANNER-like statement (#IS*** #BLOCK).