A Syllogistic Reasoning Theory and Three Examples

Emmanuelle-Anna Dietz, Steffen Hölldobler, Marco Ragni
2015 International Workshop on Semantic Technologies  
A recent meta-study shows that the conclusions driven by human reasoners in psychological experiments about syllogistic reasoning are not the conclusions predicted by classical first-order logic. Moreover, current cognitive theories deviate significantly from the empirical data. In the following, three important cognitive approaches are presented and compared to predictions made by a new approach to model human reasoning tasks, viz. the weak completion semantics. Open questions and implications are discussed.
dblp:conf/iwost/DietzHR15 fatcat:hfhhyrpclvhy7miczwdvn4nds4