On Cognitive Role of Negative Schema

  • Kang Soo Tae
  • Samuel Sangkon Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3981)


A fundamental problem in building an intelligent agent is that an agent does not understand the meaning of its perception. However a human can perceive an object by a heuristic schema.  According to Minsky, negative knowledge hidden in seemingly positive knowledge plays a controlling role in diverse areas including expert system, emotion, and search.  We prove that a negated concept is defined implicitly by a hidden feature abstracted from the property common to all the objects not belonging to the concept. This paper proposes based on Minsky that there is a logical schema that enables an agent to perceive a negated concept.


Mental Model Cognitive Agent Double Negativity Negative Knowledge Natural Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kang Soo Tae
    • 1
  • Samuel Sangkon Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer EngineeringJeonju UniversityJeonjuKorea

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