Originally published in 1992, this title reviews seven major subareas in artificial intelligence at that time: knowledge acquisition; logic programming and representation; machine learning; natural language; vision; the design of an AI programming environment; and medicine, a major application area of AI. This volume was an attempt primarily to inform fellow AI workers of recent European work in AI. It was hoped that researchers in ‘sister’ disciplines, such as computer science and linguistics would gain a deeper understanding of the assumptions, techniques and tools of contemporary AI.
Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. Artificial Intelligence: Achievements and Promises D. Sleeman 1. Knowledge Representation and Logic Programming R. Barbuti, M. Martelli and M Simi 2. Language Understanding by Computer: Developments on the Theoretical Side H. Bunt 3. Characterising Machine Learning Programs: A European Compilation Y. Kodratoff 4. A Perspective on Machine Vision H-H. Nagel 5. ProtoKEW: A Knowledge Based System for Knowledge Acquisition H. Reichgelt and N. Shadbolt 6. POPLOG's Two-level Virtual Machine Support for Interactive Languages R. Smith, A. Sloman and J. Gibson 7. Applications of Expert Systems Technology to Medicine M. Stefanelli. Author Index. Subject Index.