Concepts subcategories how much weight to give new

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concepts, subcategories, how much weight to give new information versus old instances can belong to multiple overlapping categories there is the issue of whether new information should modify all   possible categories, a relevant subset, or only the category most associated with the new information Category membership is, in important respects, a social construction and whether something is a ‘bottle’ or a ‘carton’ might be a matter of convention or context If too narrow categories, much might not fall into pre-existing categories by combining concepts we can use a limited number of known concepts to create an unlimited number of new concepts (chocolate-rash) -conceptual representations are a compromise between functions having somewhat different requirements -models of conceptual structure have addressed how people classify objects into categories.
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Prototypes: objects are categorized by comparing them with summary representations(mental average) or prototypes, modified whenever a new entity is categorized Communicating about a given entity can influence how it is later categorized(LEGO) communication and linguistic convention are crucial to what people consider to be members of natural-object categories o
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  • Spring '10
  • Ontology, Category, Categorization

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