ERIC Number: ED152329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Closeness and Reformulation: Two Cognitively-Based Ideas for Problem-Solving.
Gomez, Fernando; Chandrasekaran, B.
The approach to problem solving which is presented has two components--closeness and reformulation. The closeness measure is a cognitively-based heuristic function. It incorporates the notion of what cognition notices as the structural difference between two situations. The problem-solver attempts to close the structural gap, and once this is done in the right way, other things fall into place. The reformulation measure provides the problem-solver with new ways of looking at the goal or task, and is mediated by the closeness measure. These two ideas are applied to several traditional problems. (Author/DAG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Computer and Information Science Research Center.