Hobbs, Jerry R.


Formalizations of Commonsense Psychology

AI Magazine

The central challenge in commonsense knowledge representation research is to develop content theories that achieve a high degree of both competency and coverage. We describe a new methodology for constructing formal theories in commonsense knowledge domains that complements traditional knowledge representation approaches by first addressing issues of coverage. These concepts are sorted into a manageable number of coherent domains, one of which is the representational area of commonsense human memory. These representational areas are then analyzed using more traditional knowledge representation techniques, as demonstrated in this article by our treatment of commonsense human memory.


Formalizations of Commonsense Psychology

AI Magazine

The central challenge in commonsense knowledge representation research is to develop content theories that achieve a high degree of both competency and coverage. We describe a new methodology for constructing formal theories in commonsense knowledge domains that complements traditional knowledge representation approaches by first addressing issues of coverage. We show how a close examination of a very general task (strategic planning) leads to a catalog of the concepts and facts that must be encoded for general commonsense reasoning. These concepts are sorted into a manageable number of coherent domains, one of which is the representational area of commonsense human memory. We then elaborate on these concepts using textual corpus-analysis techniques, where the conceptual distinctions made in natural language are used to improve the definitions of the concepts that should be expressible in our formal theories. These representational areas are then analyzed using more traditional knowledge representation techniques, as demonstrated in this article by our treatment of commonsense human memory.


Donald E. Walker: A Remembrance

AI Magazine

A tribute to Donald E. Walker, one of the founders of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and long-time secretary-treasurer of IJCAI Inc.


Letters to the Editor

AI Magazine

Comments on "IJCAI Policy on Multiple Publication of Papers" by Alan Bundy in Spring 1989.


Ontological Promiscuity

Classics

Proceedings, 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 61-69. Chicago, Illinois, July 1985.


Granularity

Classics

Proceedings, Ninth Intl. Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 432-435. Los Angeles, California. August 1985.