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AI models as a variety of psychological explanation

AI models as a variety of psychological explanation
AI models as a variety of psychological explanation
The paper attempts to establish a basis upon which it could plausibly be said that knowledge level models typically used in the development of AT systems such as expert systems could have psychological import. Various modelling methodologies are set out, and it is shown that these methodologies cannot supply psychological explanations of expertise on the basis of ordinary realist assumptions about the mind, since the knowledge level primitives cannot supply the right sort of links between tasks and AI methods. In contrast, an anti-realist, interpretative view of mind is set out, and it is shown how AI modelling methodologies could, in that context, be of psychological value. Finally, a short example gives some concrete expression to these ideas.
psychological explanation conceptual models realism constructivism
188-193
O'Hara, Kieron
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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O'Hara, Kieron
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel (1993) AI models as a variety of psychological explanation. 13th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence IJCAI 93, United States. pp. 188-193 .

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The paper attempts to establish a basis upon which it could plausibly be said that knowledge level models typically used in the development of AT systems such as expert systems could have psychological import. Various modelling methodologies are set out, and it is shown that these methodologies cannot supply psychological explanations of expertise on the basis of ordinary realist assumptions about the mind, since the knowledge level primitives cannot supply the right sort of links between tasks and AI methods. In contrast, an anti-realist, interpretative view of mind is set out, and it is shown how AI modelling methodologies could, in that context, be of psychological value. Finally, a short example gives some concrete expression to these ideas.

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Published date: 1993
Venue - Dates: 13th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence IJCAI 93, United States, 1993-01-01
Keywords: psychological explanation conceptual models realism constructivism
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 252353
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/252353
PURE UUID: 9f28c6ca-492f-47c8-9122-472289d915c1
ORCID for Kieron O'Hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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Date deposited: 20 Jan 2000
Last modified: 25 Mar 2020 01:27

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