Why Base the Knowledge Representation Language on Natural Language?

Fernando Gomez

School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida Orlando, Fl 32816, USA, mailto: gomez@cs.ucf.edu


It is argued that a knowledge representation language intended to be applied across diverse domains must be based on natural language (NL). It is also indicated that such a representation language will facilitate the acquisition of knowledge from NL and from the interaction with other programs in need of obtaining some knowledge. The main aspects of a knowledge representation language that is based on these ideas are presented, and the results of such a language in its application to the task of acquiring knowledge from encyclopedic texts are briefly discussed.


Knowledge representation and acquisition, NL, cognitive science

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