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Summary and the way forward

In this lecture we have hopefully seen the need for knowledge in reasoning programs.

Many issues need to be considered when deciding on the representation scheme for knowledge.

We introduced the concept of a slot and filler data structure for inheritable knowledge. In the next two lectures we will be looking at different types of slot and filler representations starting with semantic nets and frames and moving onto stronger conceptual dependency based representations.