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Author Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-

Title Fluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought / by Douglas R. Hofstadter and the Fluid Analogies Research Group
Published New York : Basic Books, [1995]


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 MELB  153.4 Hof/Fca  Unavailable C19
Description ix, 518 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue: The Why, the When, the Where, and the Who of This Book -- Ch. 1. To Seek Whence Cometh a Sequence / Douglas Hofstadter -- Preface 2: The Unconscious Juggling of Mental Objects -- Ch. 2. The Architecture of Jumbo / Douglas Hofstadter -- Preface 3: Arithmetical Play and Nondeterminism -- Ch. 3. Numbo: A Study in Cognition and Recognition / Daniel Defays -- Preface 4: The Ineradicable Eliza Effect and Its Dangers -- Ch. 4. High-level Perception, Representation, and Analogy: A Critique of Artificial-intelligence Methodology / David Chalmers, Robert French and Douglas Hofstadter -- Preface 5: Conceptual Halos and Slippability -- Ch. 5. The Copycat Project: A Model of Mental Fluidity and Analogy-making / Douglas Hofstadter and Melanie Mitchell -- Preface 6: Two Early AI Approaches to Analogy -- Ch. 6. Perspectives on Copycat: Comparisons with Recent Work / Melanie Mitchell and Douglas Hofstadter -- Preface 7: Retrieval of Old and Invention of New Analogies
Ch. 7. Prolegomena to Any Future Metacat / Douglas Hofstadter -- Preface 8: Analogy-making in a Coffeehouse -- Ch. 8. Tabletop, BattleOp, Ob-Platte, Potelbat, Belpatto, Platobet / Douglas Hofstadter and Robert French -- Preface 9: The Knotty Problem of Evaluating Research in AI and Cognitive Science -- Ch. 9. The Emergent Personality of Tabletop, a Perception-based Model of Analogy-making / Douglas Hofstadter and Robert French -- Preface 10: The Intoxicating World of Alphabets and Their Styles -- Ch. 10. Letter Spirit: Esthetic Perception and Creative Play in the Rich Microcosm of the Roman Alphabet / Douglas Hofstadter and Gary McGraw -- Epilogue: On Computers, Creativity, Credit, Brain Mechanisms, and the Turing Test
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-501) and index
Subject Analogy -- Computer simulation.
Artificial intelligence.
Cognitive science.
Author Fluid Analogies Research Group.
LC no. 93044294
ISBN 0465024750
Other Titles Fluid concepts and creative analogies
Fluid concepts and creative analogies