Method and apparatus for determining the meaning of natural language

  • US 7,702,500 B2
  • Filed: 11/24/2004
  • Issued: 04/20/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A computer-implemented method for processing natural language, comprising:

  • receiving an information input string comprising at least one stimulus;

    for each stimulus, generating a referent tridbit comprising (R1) a referent type element defining a stimulus type selected from the group consisting of a property, a thing, and an event, (R2) a referent value element, (R3) a referent scope;

    count element, and (R4) a referent attribute element identifying a connection between the referent tridbit and the stimulus;

    storing each referent tridbit in computer memory;

    generating at least one assert tridbit comprising (A1) a target element that identifies one of the referent tridbits as a target tridbit;

    (A2) an assert attribute element; and

    (A3) an assert value element, wherein each assert tridbit defines a relationship among the target tridbit, the assert attribute element and the assert value element;

    storing the assert tridbits in computer memory; and

    validating each assert tridbit by determining that its assert value element is a member of a category defined by its assert attribute element, and that its assert attribute element corresponds to an attribute of the target tridbit.

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