Conversations Between Programs

Unknown author (1974-09)

Work reported herein was conducted at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research program supported in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense and monitored by the Office of Naval Research under Contract Number N00014-70-A-0362-0005.

Working Paper

This paper discusses the problem of getting a computer to speak, generating natural language that is appropriate to the situation and is what it wants to say. It describes, at a general level, a program which will embody a theory of how the various types of available information are used in the linguistic process as well as the possible packaging for some of that information and the experimental situation in which the program will be developed.