Natural Language Understanding Wiki

TODO: Schank and Abelson (1977)[1]:

  • "the best way to approach the problem of building an intelligent machine is to emulate the human conceptual mechanisms that deal with language."
  • discussing generality and "form-content distinction":
    • "when the content changes drastically, the form should changes too"
    • "The reader will encounter plenty of abstractions in this book, but each set of them will be pegged specifically to a particular type of real-world content. When generalizing is possible, we will attempt to take advantage of it but we will not try to force generality where it seems unnatural."
  • put emphasis on episodic instead of semantic memory


  1. Roger C. Schank and Robert P. Abelson. 1977. Scripts, plans, goals and understanding. Lawrence Erlbaum.