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Contextualizing Concepts

Gabora, Liane and Aerts, Diederik (2002) Contextualizing Concepts. [Conference Paper]

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To cope with problems arising in the description of (1) contextual interactions, and (2) the generation of new states with new properties when quantum entities become entangled, the mathematics of quantum mechanics was developed. Similar problems arise with concepts. We use a generalization of standard quantum mechanics, the mathematical lattice theoretic formalism, to develop a formal description of the contextual manner in which concepts are evoked, used, and combined to generate meaning.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:collapse, concept, context, creativity, exemplar, guppy effect, impossibilist creativity, lattice formalism, pet fish problem, prototype, quantum mechanics, representation, superposition
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:2139
Deposited By:Gabora, Dr. Liane
Deposited On:03 Feb 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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