Benefits of Frame Idea
Frames are large, structured units. A major
benefit is that frames
provide a large amount of structured information that can be
invoked from a small ``trigger''. This is essential for intelligence:
- An intelligent being never gets complete,
consistent information about the world.
- An intelligent being must jump to conclusions and make
assumptions based on what is usual.
- Sparseness of the universe makes this work: only a few
things are possible.
Problems with Frames
- Inheritance can cause trouble.
- There is more than one way to break down the world
- Inference tends to become complex and ill-structured.
- Frames are good for representing static
situations; they are not so good for
representing fluents, things that change over time.