Classification and Cognition

Classification and Cognition

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Understanding classification is a major challenge for formulating theories of both human cognition and artificial intelligence. Classification is a human mental activity which covers such diverse things as forming concepts, categorizing medical patients, recognising an acquaintance, or discriminating phonetic components of a language. This book considers both previous theories and new research and comes up with a new core model which it proposes as the basis of all forms of classification. Two versions of this model are developed, one based on symbol-processing, and one on connectionist architecture, and it is suggested that modules of each type of model coexist in the human cognitive system, competing for control of behavioural output.show more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195109740
  • 9780195109740

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...astoundingly wide sphere of application. * Science *show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction and Basic Concepts ; 2. Category Structures and Categorization ; 3. Models for Category Learning ; 4. Categorization and Memory Processing ; 5. On the Storage and Retrieval of Categorical Information ; 6. Extensions and New Applications of the Exemplar-Similarity Modelshow more

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