A Feature Selection Approach for Emulating the Structure of Mental Representations
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- Tscherepanow M., Kortkamp M., Kühnel S., Helbach J., Schütz C., Schack T. (2011) A Feature Selection Approach for Emulating the Structure of Mental Representations. In: Lu BL., Zhang L., Kwok J. (eds) Neural Information Processing. ICONIP 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7064. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In order to develop artificial agents operating in complex ever-changing environments, advanced technical memory systems are required. At this juncture, two central questions are which information needs to be stored and how it is represented. On the other hand, cognitive psychology provides methods to measure the structure of mental representations in humans. But the nature and the characteristics of the underlying representations are largely unknown. We propose to use feature selection methods to determine adequate technical features for approximating the structure of mental representations found in humans. Although this approach does not allow for drawing conclusions transferable to humans, it constitutes an excellent basis for creating technical equivalents of mental representations.
KeywordsFeature selection Mental representations Memory
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