An Analysis and Comparison of ACT-R and Soar [article]

John E. Laird
2022 arXiv   pre-print
This is a detailed analysis and comparison of the ACT-R and Soar cognitive architectures, including their overall structure, their representations of agent data and metadata, and their associated processing. It focuses on working memory, procedural memory, and long-term declarative memory. I emphasize the commonalities, which are many, but also highlight the differences. I identify the processes and distinct classes of information used by these architectures, including agent data, metadata, and
more » ... meta-process data, and explore the roles that metadata play in decision making, memory retrievals, and learning.
arXiv:2201.09305v1 fatcat:ro7usqa3rrawphgq7ogdxaekey