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Fluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought, by Douglas R. Hofstadter and the Fluid Analogies Research Group

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Fluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought
Title
Fluid concepts & creative analogies
Title remainder
computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought
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by Douglas R. Hofstadter and the Fluid Analogies Research Group
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Fluid concepts and creative analogies
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Since 1977, Douglas R. Hofstadter and his graduate students at Indiana University and the University of Michigan have been developing computer models of discovery, creation, and analogical thought. What has emerged is a sophisticated and unorthodox vision of the mind in which perception, at an abstract level, is the key: perception of situations, of patterns, of patterns among patterns, even perception of one's perceptions. Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies conveys this bold vision to a broad public as well as to cognitive scientists
  • Two ideas pervade the research. One is that the key question to answer is "What is a concept?" This means understanding how concepts overlap and trigger one another, how their fluid boundaries come about, how they give rise to generalizations and analogies, and so on. The second idea is that mental activity is fundamentally parallel, with many tiny agents independently carrying out small "subcognitive" acts and collectively building up coherent mental structures. Such agents lie far above the neural level, yet far below the conscious level; the hypothetical level of the brain at which they reside thus constitutes a largely uncharted substrate for thought. With these intuitions as guides, Hofstadter and the members of the Fluid Analogies Research Group have developed computer models that operate in small but extraordinarily challenging domains: playful anagram and number puzzles, analogy puzzles involving letter strings or tabletop objects, and fanciful alphabetic styles
  • These subtle ideas are spelled out with verve, charm, and clarity by Hofstadter and his co-workers in a series of chapters alternating with prefaces; the latter tie the projects together and give insight into their evolution. Readers of earlier works by Hofstadter will find this book a natural extension of his style and his ideas about creativity and analogy; in addition, psychologists, philosophers, and artificial-intelligence researchers will find in this elaborate web of ingenious ideas a deep and challenging new view of mind
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1945-
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Hofstadter, Douglas R.
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.H617 1995
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Fluid Analogies Research Group
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  • Cognitive science
  • Analogy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Sciences cognitives
  • Analogie (Philosophie)
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Analogy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cognitive science
  • Computermodellen
  • Denken
  • Waarneming
  • Kunstmatige intelligentie
  • Simulatiemodellen
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Sciences cognitives
  • Simulation par ordinateur
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Kognition
  • Computersimulation
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Fluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought, by Douglas R. Hofstadter and the Fluid Analogies Research Group
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [493]-501) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Daniel Defays
  • Ineradicable Eliza effect and its dangers
  • High-level perception, representation, and analogy: a critique of artificial-intelligence methodology
  • David Chambers, Robert French, and Douglas Hofstadter
  • Conceptual halos and slippability
  • Copycat project: a model of mental fluidity and analogy-making
  • Douglas Hofstadter and Melanie Mitchell
  • Two early AI approaches to analogy
  • Perspectives on copycat: comparisons with recent work
  • Melanie Mitchell and Douglas Hofstadter
  • Why, the when, the where, and the who of this book
  • Retrieval of old and invention of new analogies
  • Prolegomena to any future metacat
  • Douglas Hofstadter
  • Analogy-making in a coffeehouse
  • Tabletop, battleop, ob-platte, potelbat, belpatto, platobet,
  • Douglas Hofstadter and Robert French
  • Knotty problem of evaluating research in AI and cognitive science
  • Emergent personality of tabletop, a perception-based model ofanalogy-making
  • Douglas Hofstadter and Robert French
  • Intoxicating world of alphabets and their styles
  • To seek whence cometh a sequence
  • Letter-spirit: esthetic perception and creative play in the rich microcosm of the Roman alphabet
  • Douglas Hofstadter and Gary McGraw
  • Douglas Hofstadter
  • Unconscious juggling of mental objects
  • Architecture of jumbo
  • Douglas Hofstadter
  • Arithmetical play and nondeterminism
  • Numbo: a study in cognition and recognition
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 518 pages
Isbn
9780465024759
Lccn
93044294
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002952271
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)29429061
  • (OCoLC)ocm29429061
Label
Fluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought, by Douglas R. Hofstadter and the Fluid Analogies Research Group
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [493]-501) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Daniel Defays
  • Ineradicable Eliza effect and its dangers
  • High-level perception, representation, and analogy: a critique of artificial-intelligence methodology
  • David Chambers, Robert French, and Douglas Hofstadter
  • Conceptual halos and slippability
  • Copycat project: a model of mental fluidity and analogy-making
  • Douglas Hofstadter and Melanie Mitchell
  • Two early AI approaches to analogy
  • Perspectives on copycat: comparisons with recent work
  • Melanie Mitchell and Douglas Hofstadter
  • Why, the when, the where, and the who of this book
  • Retrieval of old and invention of new analogies
  • Prolegomena to any future metacat
  • Douglas Hofstadter
  • Analogy-making in a coffeehouse
  • Tabletop, battleop, ob-platte, potelbat, belpatto, platobet,
  • Douglas Hofstadter and Robert French
  • Knotty problem of evaluating research in AI and cognitive science
  • Emergent personality of tabletop, a perception-based model ofanalogy-making
  • Douglas Hofstadter and Robert French
  • Intoxicating world of alphabets and their styles
  • To seek whence cometh a sequence
  • Letter-spirit: esthetic perception and creative play in the rich microcosm of the Roman alphabet
  • Douglas Hofstadter and Gary McGraw
  • Douglas Hofstadter
  • Unconscious juggling of mental objects
  • Architecture of jumbo
  • Douglas Hofstadter
  • Arithmetical play and nondeterminism
  • Numbo: a study in cognition and recognition
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 518 pages
Isbn
9780465024759
Lccn
93044294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002952271
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29429061
  • (OCoLC)ocm29429061

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