Chapter 8 - has encountered in the past. The semantic...

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Chapter 8 17/03/2008 16:45:00 Categories- pointers to knowledge. The definitional approach to categorization doesn’t work because most  categories contain members that do not confirm the definition. Prototype- formed by averaging category members a person has encountered in  the past.  Prototypicality- a term used to describe how well an object resembles the  prototype of a particular category. The exemplar approach to categorization involves determining whether an object  is similar to an exemplar. An exemplar is an actual member of a category that a person 
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Unformatted text preview: has encountered in the past. The semantic network approach proposes that concepts are arranged in networks that represent the way concepts are organized in the mind. The connectionist approach proposes that concepts are represented in networks that consist of input units, hidden units, and output units, and that information about concepts is represented in these networks by a distributed activation of these units. (PDP approach) 17/03/2008 16:45:00 17/03/2008 16:45:00...
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