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Frame theories: frame theories such as e.g. the frame semantics relate linguistic utterances to a framework that forms the world knowledge of the language users. It is assumed that the meaning of words in the everyday language comes from typical use situations. These situations are assumed to be a frame of reference when interpreting. Within the frame, various perspectives (e.g., teacher/student or physician/patient) are possible. See also knowledge representation, reference systems, semantic mapping, artificial intelligence.

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Marvin Minsky on Frame Theories - Dictionary of Arguments

Norvig I 471
Frame theory/Minsky/AI research/Norvig/Russell: An influential paper by Marvin Minsky (1975)(1) presented a version of semantic networks called frames; a frame was a representation of an object or category, with attributes and relations to other objects or categories. The question of semantics arose quite acutely with respect to Quillian’s semantic networks (and those of others who followed his approach), with their ubiquitous and very vague “IS-A links” Woods’s (1975)(2) famous article “What’s In a Link?” drew the attention of AI researchers to the need for precise semantics in knowledge representation formalisms. Brachman (1979)(3) elaborated on this point and proposed solutions. Patrick Hayes’s (1979)(4) “The Logic of Frames” cut even deeper, claiming that “Most of ‘frames’ is just a new syntax for parts of first-order logic.”

1. Minsky, M. L. (1975). A framework for representing knowledge. InWinston, P. H. (Ed.), The Psychology of Computer Vision, pp. 211–277.McGraw-Hill. Originally an MIT AI Laboratory memo; the 1975 version is abridged, but is the most widely cited.
2. Woods, W. A. (1975). What’s in a link? Foundations for semantic networks. In Bobrow, D. G. and
Collins, A. M. (Eds.), Representation and Understanding: Studies in Cognitive Science, pp. 35–82.
Academic Press.
3. Brachman, R. J. (1979). On the epistemological status of semantic networks. In Findler, N. V.
(Ed.), Associative Networks: Representation and Use of Knowledge by Computers, pp. 3–50. Academic
4. Hayes, P. J. (1979). The logic of frames. In: Metzing, D. (Ed.), Frame Conceptions and Text Understanding, pp. 46–61. de Gruyter.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Minsky I
Marvin Minsky
The Society of Mind New York 1985

Minsky II
Marvin Minsky
Semantic Information Processing Cambridge, MA 2003

Norvig I
Peter Norvig
Stuart J. Russell
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach Upper Saddle River, NJ 2010

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