Design of a Production System for Cognitive Modelling Number 1.
Technical rept. 1 Jun-1 Sep 77,
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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It has been conjectured that a good cognitive psychology theory will lead to a good artificial intelligence ai program. If this is true, there should be a convergence of psychological and AI considerations in theory construction. This convergence is illustrated in terms of ACT, a computer simulation model of cognitive processes. Separate AI and psychological considerations are used to motivate the decision to design ACT as a production system operating on an associative network data base. Similar motivation is provided for other features of ACT implemented within this framework. These features include the use of a propositional structure for the associative network, a spreading activation process operating on the network, the simulated ability to execute several procedures in parallel, and the use of strength measures to select among competing productions and competing paths in the network.
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