UC Merced Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Title Temporal Factorisation and the Dynamics of Cognitive Agent States Publication Date Temporal Factorisation and the Dynamics of Cognitive Agent States

Jan Treur
2006 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society   unpublished
Dynamics play a major role in a variety of disciplines. This paper contributes to the identification of common principles underlying approaches to dynamics used within cognitive and noncognitive disciplines. As a central, unifying principle, the temporal factorisation principle is introduced, formalised and illustrated. This principle expresses, that every temporal relationship of the form 'past pattern implies future pattern' can be factorised into a relationship of the form 'past pattern
more » ... es present state' and a relationship of the form 'present state implies future pattern'. It provides a conceptual framework which unifies various approaches to dynamics, including the cases where cognitive agent states are modelled.
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