Simulating Context Effects in Problem Solving with AMBR [chapter]

Boicho Kokinov, Maurice Grinberg
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents a computer simulation of context effects on problem solving with AMBR -a model of human analogy-making. It demonstrates how perceiving some incidental objects from the environment may change the way the problem is being solved. It also shows that the timing of this perception is important: while the context element may have crucial influence during the initial stages of problem solving it has virtually no effect during the later stages. The simulation also explores the
more » ... ence between an explicit hint condition where the focus of attention is drawn towards a context situation which is analogous to the target problem and an implicit context condition where an arbitrary object from the environment makes us remind an old episode.
doi:10.1007/3-540-44607-9_17 fatcat:ygpn4syu4ffzdosjur2vlc7lmi