A Birthday Party Frame System

Unknown author (1977-02)

This report describes research done at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Support for the Laboratory's artificial intelligence research is provided in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense under Office of Naval Research contract N00014-75-C-0643.

Working Paper

This paper is an experimental investigation of the utility of the MIT-AI frames system. Using this system, a birthday party planning system was written, representing the basic decisions that comprise such a plan as frames. The planning problem is presented in the user in a way conforming to his natural planning procedures. The system is able to check the consistency of the plan parts, and finally produces a completed plan for the party, and can supply the user with some valuable summaries, such as a shopping list.