Cognitive Science Flashcards

Terms Definitions
common sense
unaware we are using it, easily accessible when asked to
giant database of knowledge, 200,000 things and 6m facts about them
Doug Lenat
created Cyc in 1984
how does Cyc work?
researchers load in facts during the day, Cyc makes commonalities overnight, confirms with researchers in morning
Open Mind
similar to Cyc except uses volunteers over the internet to input data, uses English instead of computer language
Frame Problem
how do we know what information to include when we think?
Frame Problem - problem space
we do not search EVERYTHING; what is relevant?
"what is relevant without searching through everything?"
context, recent history, spreading activation (semantic networks), anaphor resolution
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