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W. K. Estes

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195073355

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073355.001.0001

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On the storage and retrieval of categorical information

On the storage and retrieval of categorical information

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(p.119) 5. On the storage and retrieval of categorical information
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Classification and Cognition
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W. K. Estes

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073355.003.0005

Nearly all categorization research has been concerned largely with learners' abilities to classify exemplars of categories, as in making diagnoses. However, the realization is emerging that other aspects of categorization may be of at least as much practical importance. This chapter examines some of these aspects. Topics covered include standard versus observational training procedures, learning based on average or configural prototypes, inducing prototypes, predicting features from categories, and pattern completion.

Keywords:   categorization, categories, observational training, learning, configural prototypes, average prototypes, pattern completion

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