Cognitive Chance Discovery: From Abduction to Affordance

  • Akinori Abe
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 2)


In this paper, first I review the basic theories- concept and computational realization of abduction. Then I brefly review chance discovery which focuses on rare and novel events. In addition I briefly review the concept of affordance porposed by Gibson. By using the above concepts and techniques, a dementia care system inspired by affordance is proposed and discussed Finally I introduce chance discovery based curation proposed by me. The dementia care system is discussed from the aspect of communication and chance discovery based curation.


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  1. 1.Faculty of LettersChiba UniversityChibaJapan

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