How things appear to work: Predicting behaviors from device diagrams

N. Hari Narayanan, Masaki Suwa, Hiroshi Motoda

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Abstract

This paper introduces a problem solving task involving common sense reasoning that humans are adept at, but one which has not received much attention within the area of cognitive modeling until recently. This is the task of predicting the operation of simple mechanical devices, in terms of behaviors of their components, from labeled schematic diagrams showing the spatial configuration of components and a given initial condition. We describe this task, present a cognitive process model developed from task and protocol analyses, and illustrate it using the example of a pressure gauge. Then the architecture of a corresponding computer model and a control algorithm embodying the cognitive strategy are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1161-1167
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 12th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Part 1 (of 2) - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: 1994 Jul 311994 Aug 4

Other

OtherProceedings of the 12th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Part 1 (of 2)
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period94/7/3194/8/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Narayanan, N. H., Suwa, M., & Motoda, H. (1994). How things appear to work: Predicting behaviors from device diagrams. 1161-1167. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 12th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Part 1 (of 2), Seattle, WA, USA, .