• Erik Cambria
  • Amir Hussain
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Cognitive Computation book series (BRIEFSCC, volume 2)


Providing a machine with physical knowledge of how objects behave, social knowledge of how people interact, sensory knowledge of how things look and taste and psychological knowledge about the way people think, is not enough to make it intelligent. Having a database of millions of concepts is not very useful for a computer, unless it is able to conveniently use such knowledge base. Our ability to use common sense knowledge, in fact, highly depends on being able to do common sense reasoning. Machines need to be taught not just common sense knowledge itself but also strategies for handling it, retrieving it when necessary, and learning from experience.


Semantic Network Affective Dimension Affective Valence Affective Information Common Sense Knowledge 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Media LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of StirlingStirlingUK

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