Accession Number:

ADA522011

Title:

If Oswald Hadn't Used Counterfactuals, My Robot Would Have

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-02-05

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a computation model that emulates the process by which humans generate, evaluate and distinguish counterfactual sentences. Though compatible with the possible world account, this model enjoys the advantages of representational economy, algorithmic simplicity and conceptual clarity.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE