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Schank and Ableson, 1977; Dyer, 1983; and Wilensky, 1983). g. Allen, 1981, 1984; Hafner, 1985), are also quite formidable (see generally Hobbs and Moore, 1985). It seems that concurrent processing will have to be brought to bear on processing tasks to achieve the overall goal. SMS has been designed with parallel processing in mind (cf. Fahlman, 1979). 5 Relationship Between SL and SMS It is not feasible to attempt to describe all the operations of SMS in this book because of their number and complexity.

The latter are referred to collectively as operators. 2 mentions the fact that quantifiers arc employed in the marking process to produce quantifier-markers which, in turn, function as variables. Chapter 10 gives details about this process. What this amounts to is that special procedures are called when quantifiers are encountered. The effects produced by the activated procedures correspond to the uses of quantification in ordinary English. Terms such as 'all,' 'any,' 'some,' 'none,' 'few,' and 'several' are thus employed in a way that corresponds to the way the terms are used in English.

It should be mentioned here that representing English sentences in SL does not solve all problems of ambiguity and indefinite reference. A sentence in SL may be just as ambiguous as its English counterpart. One of the motivations for adopting a many-valued approach in SMS was to bring about a means of dealing with these problems. Human beings are able to use imprecision effectively in ordinary conversation and reasoning, and a system that is to simulate these phenomena must have some means of dealing with inferencing that involves imprecise concepts and reference.

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