Loom® System Documentation
- Release Notes
- Course Notes
- Descriptive Papers
- Loom™ Reference Manual
for Loom version 2.0, Dave Brill, December 1993.
The full paper is available on-line and in two formats as a PostScript or PDF file:
Note that since the Reference Manual is quite old, the release notes are an imporant additional source of
Loom Function Card for Loom version 4.0.
A quick summary of Loom functions, December 1998.
- Loom Function Card for Loom version 2.0.
A quick summary of Loom functions, December 1993.
Also available in PostScript
or PDF. (6pp)
- Tutorial for Loom version 2.1.
The full paper is also available in
or PDF. (46pp)
- Loom User's Guide for Loom version 1.4.
ISX Corporation, August 1991.
The full paper is available in
or PDF. (129pp)
- Built-In Ontology
- Loom defines a fundamental ontology for describing concepts, relations
and other essential entities. The Built-In-Theory used in Loom version 2.1
is available for inspection.
- CLOS Objects
- Loom supports interoperation with the Native CLOS object system. A short example of how this can be done has
been prepared by Dan Suthers.
Release notes provide an overview of the changes and improvements of
Loom since the previous release. In particular, the Loom 2.1 release
notes describe the temporal reasoning extensions and changes to the
built-in knowledge base. The Loom 3.0 release notes describe changes to
the context mechanism. The Loom 4.0 release notes describe units and
dimensions. All users should download all release notes from 2.1 to
PowerPoint Presentations that we have used in the past in Loom courses.
There is no running commentary, but there are a number of examples of
the use of Loom. The individual sections are available below, or you
can get the set of slides in a
single PDF file.
Loom is a registered trademark of the University of Southern California.