Artificial Believers : The Ascription of Belief Paperback / softback
Modeling of individual beliefs is essential to the computer understanding of natural languages.
Phenomena at all levels -- syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic -- cannot be fully analyzed in the absence of models of a hearer and of the hearer's model of other believers.
The heart of this text is the presentation of an artificial intelligence (AI) program intended to simulate certain aspects of a human believer.
This book provides a prolog program, Viewgen, that maintains belief structures about the world and other believers, and is able to ascribe beliefs to others without direct evidence by using a form of default reasoning.
The authors contend that a plausible model such as this can -- in the best cognitive science tradition -- shed light on the long-standing philosophical problem of what belief is. The issues presented here will be of considerable interest to an informed general reader as well as those with a background in any of the disciplines that make up what is now called cognitive science: philosophy, linguistics, psychology, neuropsychology, and also AI itself.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/01/2019
- Category: Cognition & cognitive psychology
- ISBN: 9781138963917
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