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A Theory of the Acquisition of Episodic Memory

Ramirez, Carlos and Cooley, Roger (1997) A Theory of the Acquisition of Episodic Memory. In: Aha, David and Wettschereck, Dietrich, eds. ECML'97:Case-Based Reasoning Workshop. Springer, pp. 48-56. ISBN 80-7079-392-9. (KAR id:21525)


Case-based reasoning (CBR) has been viewed by many as just a methodology for building systems, but the foundations of CBR are psychological theories. Dynamic Memory (Schank, 1982) was the first attempt to describe a theory for learning in computers and people, based on particular forms of data structures and processes, that nowadays are widely used in a variety of forms in CBR. In addition to being useful for system building, CBR provides a way of discussing a range of issues concerned with cognition. This focus on the practical uses of CBR has deflected attention from the need to develop further the underlying theory. In particular, the issue of knowledge acquisition, in not adequately handled by the existing theory. This paper discusses this theoretical weakness and then proposes an enhanced model of learning which is compatible with the CBR paradigm.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Case-based reasoning, dynamic memory theory, scripts, schemata, learning
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2009 20:22 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:59 UTC
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Cooley, Roger.

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