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Situated Cognition  :  On Human Knowledge and Computer Representations - William J. Clancey

Situated Cognition

On Human Knowledge and Computer Representations

By: William J. Clancey, John Seely Brown (Contribution by), Christian Heath (Contribution by), Roy Pea (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 26th January 1998
ISBN: 9780521448710
Number Of Pages: 428

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This book is about recent changes in the design of intelligent machines. New computer models of vision and navigation in animals suggest a different way to build machines. Cognition is viewed not just in terms of high-level "expertise, " but in terms of the ability to find one's way around the world, to learn new ways of seeing things, and to coordinate activity. This approach is called situated cognition. Situated Cognition differs from other purely philosophical treatises in that Clancey, who has built expert systems for twenty years, explores the limitations of existing computer programs and compares them to human memory and learning capabilities. He examines the implications of situated action from the perspective of artificial intelligence specialists interested in building robots and cognitive scientists seeking to relate descriptive models to neural and social views of knowledge.

Representations and Memory
AaronÆs drawing
MycinÆs map
Remembering controversies
Sensorimotor maps vs. encodings
Situated Robots
Navigating without reading maps
Perceiving without describing
Remembering without matching
Engineering transactional systems
Ecological Theories
Transactional experience
Dialectic mechanism
Ecological psychology
Couplin vs. inference
The varieties of symbol systems
Reformulated dilemmas
Conclusions: lessons for cognitive science
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ISBN: 9780521448710
ISBN-10: 0521448719
Series: Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 26th January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.52  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.59