Abstraction and context in concept representation

Hampton, J. A. (2003). Abstraction and context in concept representation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 358(1435), pp. 1251-1259. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1314

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Abstract

This paper develops the notion of abstraction in the context of the psychology of concepts, and discusses its relation to context dependence in knowledge representation. Three general approaches to modelling conceptual knowledge from the domain of cognitive psychology are discussed, which serve to illustrate a theoretical dimension of increasing levels of abstraction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: concepts, abstraction, prototype, exemplar, schema, instantiation, PROTOTYPE THEORY, NATURAL CONCEPTS, CATEGORIES, SIMILARITY, FEATURES, INFORMATION, COMBINATION, TYPICALITY, FREQUENCY, MODEL
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/1007

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