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Title:Artificial Intelligence: What Will They Think of Next?
Author(s):Metzler, Douglas P.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Expert systems (Computer science)
Artificial intelligence
Library science --Data processing
Abstract:This paper explores several points regarding the development of the field of artificial intelligence and its potential impact on library science. The discussion is motivated by the nature of future library collections and services that will be made available (in part) through artificial intelligence applications and by the basic need for intelligent analysis of the vast volumes of data and information that will be available through continuing developments in storage and communication technology. The general concept of intelligence is shown to involve a number of more specific types of thinking, and dimensions and objects of thought, and several examples of current research areas concerned with these more specific problems are described. A general fieldwide dialectic between research oriented towards these specific problems and research oriented towards the integration of these specific capabilities into broader systems is described and related to the general question of improving the capabilities of interactive intelligent systems. These issues are discussed in the context of several definitions of intelligence and artificial intelligence and are illustrated in the example of a specific system.
Issue Date:1990
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In F.W.Lancaster and L.C.Smith, ed. 1990. Artificial intelligence and expert systems : will they change the library? Papers presented at the 1990 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 2-49.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (27th : 1990)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1990.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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