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An anticipated meaning natural language interface system for computer applications. A knowledge engineer anticipates the general meaning of each sentence that a user is likely to enter and builds a structure of general meaning nodes. For each node, the knowledge engineer enters one or more typical sentences to represent the general meaning. A knowledge engineer abstracts the typical sentences and stores the abstractions in a knowledge base. When a user enters a sentence, it is abstracted by the system and compared to abstracted typical sentences in the knowledge base. This information, and other available information, is used by an algorithm to determine which of the general meaning nodes is intended by the user.

Title
Anticipated meaning natural language interface
Application Number
8/315240
Publication Number
5682539
Application Date
September 29, 1994
Publication Date
October 28, 1997
Inventor
Charles Cosby
10925 165th Pl. NE., Redmond, 98052
WA, US
Donovan Conrad
19107 SE. 47th Pl., Issaquah, 98027
WA, US
Agent
Graybeal Jackson Haley
IPC
G06F 17/28
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