6.871 Reading Summary:  Lecture 7

Due Thursday, March 2,  9:35am



Please answer the following questions in at most half a page.


Lecture 7:  Semantic Nets


Quillian thought of his system as an electronic dictionary.  Other semantic networks are also described as containing definitions. 


1.  How does Quillian's notion of "a definition" differ from that of the later systems? 


2.  What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?