ERIC Number: ED230186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Implications of Human Pattern Processing for the Design of Artificial Knowledge Systems.
This paper presents evidence that four design principles commonly embodied in artificial knowledge systems are inconsistent with human cognitive capabilities. Because these principles are widely accepted as characteristics of human knowledge processing, common theoretical properties related to cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence which are apparent in pattern processing research, are considered, including (1) canonical meaning representations of stored patterns; (2) prototypes as representations of classes of stored patterns; (3) pattern-matching processes that must fully evaluate all stored patterns that partially match a target pattern; and (4) pattern-matching processes that are influenced by pattern complexity and limited processing capacity. This characterization of human pattern processing is critically evaluated in light of recent psychological studies, and the implications of these results for artificial knowledge systems design are discussed. Forty-two references are listed. (LMM)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, Cues, Cybernetics, Design Requirements, Epistemology, Literature Reviews, Pattern Recognition
Rand Corporation, Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90406 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.