TY - GEN ID - cogprints199 UR - http://cogprints.org/199/ A1 - Tin, Erkan A1 - Akman, Varol Y1 - 1996/// N2 - 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. PB - CSLI Publications, Stanford University, Stanford, California KW - situation theory KW - situation semantics KW - natural language KW - information KW - computation KW - PROSIT (programming in situationtheory) KW - ASTL (a situation theoretic language) KW - BABY-SIT KW - KEE (knowledge engineering environment) KW - YSP (Yale shootingproblem). TI - Information-Oriented Computation with BABY-SIT SP - 19 AV - public EP - 34 ER -