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An Article About Articles

Scott Fahlman,   April 29, 2008
Categories:  Natural Language    

In an earlier article, I argued that natural language is really all about meaning. There are many things you can do with natural language that stop short of trying to extract and represent what the words and sentences actually mean. Some of these knowledge-free applications are of great practical value, but they are all dancing […]


AI: What’s Missing?

Scott Fahlman,   April 21, 2008
Categories:  AI    

We seem to be solving AI backwards. That is, the early triumphs of the field have all been examples of what we consider to be mankind’s “higher” mental abilities – the things that we learn to do in college or grad school, or that we view as a sign of particular intellectual prowess: chess, puzzle-solving, […]