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Using Experience as a Guide for Problem Solving

  • Janet L. Kolodner
  • Robert L. Simpson
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 12)

Abstract

Much of the problem solving people do involves consideration of previous similar situations. Such natural problem solving integrates learning and analogy with problem solving itself. The transfer of knowledge from a previous case to a current one is guided by demands made by the problem solving process. Access to previous experiences keeps the problem solver from avoiding past mistakes and helps the problem solver specialize plans to particular types of situations. Both success and failure contribute to learning.

Keywords

Problem Solver Natural Problem Analogical Transfer Past Mistake Problem Understanding 
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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet L. Kolodner
    • 1
  • Robert L. Simpson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information and Computer ScienceGeorgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgiaUSA

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