Scripts, Plans, Goals, and Understanding
An Inquiry Into Human Knowledge Structures
Published July 1st 1977 by Psychology Press – 256 pages
Series: Artificial Intelligence Series
"For both people and machines, each in their own way, there is a serious problem in common of making sense out of what they hear, see, or are told about the world. The conceptual apparatus necessary to perform even a partial feat of understanding is formidable and fascinating. Our analysis of this apparatus is what this book is about."
—Roger C. Schank and Robert P. Abelson
from the Introduction
Contents: Introduction. Causal Chains. Scripts. Plans. Goals. Themes. Representation of Stories. Computer Programs. A Case Study in the Development of Knowledge Structures.