@misc{cogprints199, editor = {Jerry Seligman and Dag Westerstahl}, title = {Information-Oriented Computation with BABY-SIT}, author = {Erkan Tin and Varol Akman}, publisher = {CSLI Publications, Stanford University, Stanford, California}, year = {1996}, pages = {19--34}, journal = {Logic, Language and Computation}, keywords = {situation theory, situation semantics, natural language, information, computation, PROSIT (programming in situationtheory), ASTL (a situation theoretic language), BABY-SIT, KEE (knowledge engineering environment), YSP (Yale shootingproblem).}, url = {http://cogprints.org/199/}, abstract = {While situation theory and situation semantics provide an appropriate framework for a realistic model-theoretic treatment of natural language, serious thinking on their `computational' aspects has only recently started. Existing proposals mainly offer a Prolog- or Lisp-like programming environment with varying degrees of divergence from the ontology of situation theory. In this paper, we introduce a computational medium (called BABY-SIT) based on situations. The primary motivation underlying BABY-SIT is to facilitate the development and testing of programs in domains ranging from linguistics to artificial intelligence in a unified framework built upon situation-theoretic constructs.} }