Formalizing Common Sense: Papers

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Intellect Books, 1990 - Artificial intelligence. - 256 pages
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This is a collection of papers written by John McCarthy on artificial intelligence. The papers range from informal surveys written for a general audience to technical discussions of research problems that should be of interest to specialists.
 

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Contents

John McCarthys Research in Artificial Intelligence by Vladimir Lifschitz
1
Programs with Common Sense
9
Some Philosophical Problems from the Standpoint of Artificial Intelligence
21
A General Survey
64
An Example for Natural Language Understanding and the AI Problems it Raises
70
Epistemological Problems of Artificial Intelligence
77
Ascribing Mental Qualities to Machines
93
First Order Theories of Individual Concepts and Propositions
119
Formalization of Two Puzzles Involving Knowledge
158
Coloring Maps and the Kowalski Doctrine
167
The Common Business Communication Language
175
The Little Thoughts of Thinking Machines
179
AI Needs more Emphasis on Basic Research
187
Some Expert Systems Need Common Sense
189
Applications of Circumscription to Formalizing Common
198
Generality in Artificial Intelligence
226

CircumscriptionA Form of Nonmonotonic Reasoning
142

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