Frame-Based Knowledge Representation
This report describes research done at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The author was sponsored by the Institute of International Education on an ITT-fellowship.
The paper introduces a language for representing knowledge in a declarative form. With this language it is possible to define knowledge about a certain domain by introducing a number of concepts and by specifying their interrelations. The paper is meant to be an informal introduction to the language. We present the available constructs, describe their meaning and present a number of examples. In other papers (currently in preparation) we will give a formal semantics of the language, introduce the interference theory and discuss a possible procedural embedding.