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AI Models as a Variety of Psychological Explanation

O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel (1993) AI Models as a Variety of Psychological Explanation At Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. , pp. 188-93.

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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
Additional Information: Event Dates: 1993 Address: San Mateo, Calif
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 1993-01-01
Keywords: psychological explanation conceptual models realism constructivism
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 254163
PURE UUID: c5d7b0b2-0676-4e1d-a80f-6895af382d1e

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Date deposited: 04 Nov 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:54

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Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: Nigel Shadbolt

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