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Role of Context

It might be a good idea when starting a narrative or to achieve a goal to begin with an almost empty context, e.g. with just the task in it. Then the narrative itself comes in sequentially and related facts are retrieved from the common sense database. This permits nonmonotonic reasoning that the only events that have certain effects are those that can be shown to do so on the basis of the facts that have been retrieved.

John McCarthy
Thu Apr 27 22:02:22 PDT 2000