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Thompson, Frederick B.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 85 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: Q180.A1, 621.3819598
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick B Thompson
Verb semantics in a relational data base system by Bozena Henisz-Dostert( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ways of making the natural language of unsophisticated computer users meaningful to the computer are discussed. The discussion is set within the context of the Rapidly Extensible Language (rel) System, a question answering system with underlying relational data bases. Major topics covered include individuals and predicates, the problem of verbs, and verbs in rel English. The essential points stressed are that the meaning of a sentence depends upon the contents of the data base to which it refers, that the tying string of a sentence is its verb, and that the sentence patterns take on meaning as they fit within the broader fabrics supplied by context and reality. Examination of examples shows that verbs radically shift their semantic content with shifts in the context in which they are used, and it was concluded that it was doubtful that there was any single method analyzing the complex webs that verbs set up among their assiciated nouns in any sentence. (Author/LB)
Behavior strategies in finite games by Frederick B Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to get a large natural-language system into a personal computer by Bozena H Thompson( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New currents in an old stream by Frederick B Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper gives a simple explanation of some of the notions of game theory as an example of new developments in mathematics. (Author)
The REL Project : quarterly progress report by Bozena Henisz-Dostert( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The REL System is aimed at providing a common computer environment for effectively handling many 'natural' languages. It is a total software system implemented on top of Operating System OS360 on an IBM 370 computer. The system is described in terms of seven areas: REL language processor; base languages; user language/data base packages; REL system languages; REL services; REL operating system; and Computer environment
The syntax of REL English by Bozena Henisz-Dostert( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equivalence of games in extensive form by F. B Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASK is transportable in half a dozen ways by California Institute of Technology( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DEACON BREADBOARD GRAMMAR by J. A Craig( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DEACON (Direct English Access and Control) Breadboard is an experimental system consisting of a complete package of computer programs, syntactic/ semantic rules, and data for establishing the feasibility of basic techniques for direct English access and control of a digital computer. The programs are written in the LAP list processing language for the GE 225 computer. The grammar consists of some 200 phrase-structure type rules written in terms of special parts of speech. The parts of speech reflect the structural features of LAP, the medium used for structuring and storing the data base. The parts of speech reflect general structural properties of the data records referred to by referent words, and thus permit a generalized semantic transformation of data to be written for each syntactic rule. The semantic transformations interrelate the referents (data records) of the words in a phrase to establish a referent, or 'meaning, ' for the phrase. The parts of speech used are list, entity, attribute, value, routine, number, variable, truth value, and functional word
DEACON breadboard processing by G.D Gibbons( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DEACON (Direct English Access and Control) Breadboard is an experimental system consisting of a complete package of computer programs, syntacticsemantic rules, and data for establishing the feasibility of basic techniques for direct English access and control of a digital computer. This report is primarily concerned with the processing aspects of the DEACON Breadboard, though the system as a whole is briefly presented. The major routines, including handling of the dictionary, sentence parsing and semantic analysis, are discussed at length. Two methods for using the magnetic-tape peripheral memory in conjunction with list processing are presented. In addition, there is a step-by-step procedure given to show how the tapes are built. (Author)
The application and implementation of deacon type systems by F.B Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deacon (direct English access and control) is an advanced direct-access type of management information system deriving from a project concerning development of techniques for computing with a computer in essentially unconstrained English. Deacon-type systems respond to instructions and queries concerning the subject matter of their data by appropriately manipulating and organizing the data internally. The clues that guide the organizing activity are the syntactic rules of the language and their semantic transformations. Three examples of Deacon systems are given. The 'Deacon Breadboard Summary' of F.B. Thompson (RM 64TMP-9) accepts queries in English concerning its data base (representing list structures) and responds by printing out the answer. The second Deacon-type system is the on-line computing center for scientific problems of G.J. Culler and B.D. Fried (AD-296 532). The third is 'Sketchpad, a Man-Machine Graphical Communication System' (AFIPS Conference Proceedings, vol. 23, Spring Joint Computer Conference, 1963). Military applications of the systems are discussed, the central nation being organization of otherwise disconnected observations into relevant structures
DEACO breadboard grammar by James A Craig( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer system support for data analysis by Norton Robert Greenfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data analysis and supporting computer software systems are studied. The idea of data analysis as an experimental science involving data-gathering and theory building is developed. Language's role as a determinant of meaningful theory and the informativeness of a language and data base pair are studied, along with the static and dynamic aspects of data analysis. Computer systems useful for data analysis are surveyed, with special attention paid to language restrictions. Next, the Rapidly Extensible Language (rel) data analysis system is discussed and its major limitations considered. The problem of paging of data is investigated and two classes of data structure representations are reviewed. Following this, the implications of data representation for fundamental process of data analysis--the quantification of variables--are presented. Two implications of quantification are compared, with indications found that the use of the "lable class" method results in orders of magnitude improvement over the low predicate calculus technique. (Author)
Customizing one's own interface using english as primary language by California Institute of Technology( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical Natural Language Processing the REL System as Prototype( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

REL is a prototype data analysis system that allows complex data analysis to be carried out in response to straight-forward statements in technical English. Data input is handled by bulk data input routines that accept data in customary forms from cards or unit record data sets. Once the data base has been built, the researcher can apply the statistical analyses he desired through English queries. (Author)
The semantic interface in man-machine communication by Frederick B Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Nature of structure Semantic counterpart of formal grammars Analysis of an illustrative sentence Structure and syntax Disengagement Application of the above concepts Degree of existing knowledge Semantic classification of man-computer systems
Parallel machines for computer graphics by Michael K Ullner( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing ASK, A Simple Knowledgeable System by Bozena Henisz Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASK, A Simple Knowledgeable System, is a total system for the the structuring, manipulation and communication of information. It is a simple system in the sense that its development concentrated on clean engineering solutions to what could be done now with good response times. The user interface is a limited dialect of English. In contrast to expert systems, in which experts build the knowledge base and users make use of this expert knowledge, ASK is aimed at the user who wishes to create, test, modify, extend and make use of his own knowledge base. It is a system for a research team, a management or military staff, or a business office. This paper is designed to give you a feel for the general performance of the ASK System and overview of its operational capabilities
The Rapidly Extensible Language (REL) Command Language( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report describes the REL system command language which provides a means for the user to communicate with and to manipulate other language-data base packages
REL English for the User( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

REL (RAPIDLY EXTENSIBLE LANGUAGE SYSTEM) is a complete software system designed to facilitate natural and easy interaction between a user unskilled in programming with the computer. It is designed to support work with specialized data bases, and for this purpose it allows the user to manipulate the data bases by introducing changes and extensions in the data bases themselves. It also provides languages for communication which can be modified and extended by the user in facile and natural ways. The architecture of the system is fully described. The principal language in the REL system is REL English, which is the subject of this book. It can generally be characterized as a technical dialect of natural English, with some restrictions on the constructions that can be used, and with some restrictions on colloquial usages. This book is intended as an illustration of the capabilities of REL English. Examples are provided of typical sentences that can be used
 
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