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Date: Tue, 2 Nov 93 15:42:45 GMTCALL FOR (GRAD STUDENT) REVIEWERS
From: Zazie Todd <kztpsychology.nottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: CALL FOR (GRAD STUDENT) REVIEWERS

Please pass this on to any grad students you know who might
be interested in this...

Cheers,

Zazie Todd
Psychology, Nottingham University, UK.
kztpsyc.nott.ac.uk

 ****CALL FOR COMMENTAT0RS***

Peer reviewers are sought for the following paper
which has been accepted to the Psycholinguistics
volume of The Psychology Graduate Student Journal.
The abstract can be found below, and will also be
available from the PSYCGRAD gopher (panda1.uottawa.ca 4010)
or by ftp from aix1.uottawa.ca in /u/ftp/pub/psycgrad.
If you would like to provide a commentary on this paper,
please contact me at
either: kztpsychology.nottingham.ac.uk
or: lpzkztunicorn.nottingham.ac.uk
for further information! The deadline for commentaries is
November 30th 1993.

Cheers,

Zazie Todd
Psycholinguistics Editor, The PSYCGRAD Journal


 A Functional Theory of Creative Reading *


 Kenneth Moorman and Ashwin Ram
 Georgia Institute of Technology
 College of Computing
 Atlanta, GA 30332-0280
 (404) 853-9381
 (404) 853-9372
 {kennethm,ashwin}cc.gatech.edu

 October 29, 1993



 Abstract

 Reading is an area of human cognition which has been
 studied for decades by psychologists, education
 researchers, and artificial intelligence researchers.
 Yet, there still does not exist a theory which
 accurately describes the complete process. We believe
 that these past attempts fell short due to an incomplete
 understanding of the overall task of reading; namely,
 the complete set of mental tasks a reasoner must perform
 to read and the mechanisms that carry out these tasks.
 We present a functional theory of the reading process
 and argue that it represents a coverage of the task.
 The theory combines experimental results from
 psychology, artificial intelligence, education, and
 linguistics, along with the insights we have gained from
 our own research. This greater understanding of the
 mental tasks necessary for reading will enable new
 natural language understanding systems to be more
 flexible and more capable than earlier ones.
 Furthermore, we argue that creativity is a necessary
 component of the reading process and must be considered
 in any theory or system attempting to describe it. We
 present a functional theory of creative reading and a
 novel knowledge organization scheme that supports the
 creativity mechanisms. The reading theory is currently
 being implemented in the ISAAC (Integrated Story
 Analysis And Creativity) system, a computer system which
 reads science fiction stories.

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