Discrimination Nets as Psychological Models*

Lawrence W. Barsalou, Gordon H. Bower
1984 Cognitive Science  
Simulations of human cognitive processes often employ discrimination nets to model the access of permanent memory. We consider two types of discrimination nets--EPAM and positive-property-only nets--and argue that they have insufficient psychological validity. Their deficiencies arise from negative properties, insufficient sensitivity to the discriminativeness of properties, extreme sensitivity to missing or incorrect properties, inefficiency in representing mul-AB -62 CD-94 EF -49 EG -57 EH-50 DISCRIMINATION NETS 62 94 49 57 49 50
doi:10.1207/s15516709cog0801_1 fatcat:ceg3ugdocfh6rb3nypbwbauztm