Friday, September 16, 2005

"auto associative recall" - Google Search 

"auto associative recall" - Google Search

Thursday, September 15, 2005

ALEKS - the new way to learn math on the World Wide Web 

ALEKS
"ALEKS is the new way to learn math on the World Wide Web. By knowing exactly which math concepts the student has mastered, which are shaky, and which are new but within reach, ALEKS enables the student to work on those concepts the student is most ready to learn. ALEKS is a full-time automated tutor, including explanations, practice and feedback. ALEKS closely interacts with the student, continuously updating its precise map of the student's knowledge state. ALEKS combines the advantages of one-on-one instruction and evaluation with the convenience of being on-call, on your computer, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The cost of ALEKS is a small fraction of the cost of a human tutor."

"ALEKS is based on a field of Cognitive Science (Mathematical Psychology) called ``Knowledge Spaces.'' The purpose of research in Knowledge Spaces is to model human knowledge in any subject, using mathematical tools such as Set Theory, Combinatorics, and Markovian Processes, so as to make possible fast and accurate assessment through interactive computer applications. There are numerous scientific publications in the field of Knowledge Spaces dating back to the early 1980's. A recent, authoritative treatment (with Bibliography) is Doignon & Falmagne, Knowledge Spaces (Springer-Verlag, 1999)."

AgentLink.org | EPrints | A General Approach to Multi-Agent Minimal Knowledge: With Tools and Samples 

AgentLink.org | EPrints | A General Approach to Multi-Agent Minimal Knowledge: With Tools and Samples

On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee 

On Intelligence - Welcome: "Welcome to OnIntelligence.org, the companion Web site for the book On Intelligence. If you liked the book, want to learn more about the book or want to discuss the book with others, this web resource is for you.

The first set of links provides information for people who have not yet read the book or have a general interest. It contains:

* Bios of the authors
* Reviews of the book, what people are saying
* The table of contents
* An excerpt from the book, 'The Prologue'
* A list of venues and dates where the authors will be speaking

The second set of links contains resources for people who have read the book and want to learn more about the theory. Here you will find:

* An online discussion forum
* Additional resources including an expanded bibliography and source code for simulations
* Q&A section for asking the authors questions
* A form for emailing the authors

I hope this Web site becomes a communications tool for people interested in building intelligent memory systems and contributing to the theory presented in the book. Engineers, computer scientists and neuroscientists interested in formalizing the concepts in the book, implementing the algorithms in software and testing the theory biologically should find material of interest here. Please use the discussion forum for posting questions and engaging others with similar interests.

OnIntelligence.org is a work in progress. We hope to grow and improve the site as we learn what is useful and what isn't, and new material will be added on an ongoing basis. We are happy to hear your suggestions on how to improve this resource. Thank you."

Cherniak: Minimal Rationality - Google Scholar 

Cherniak: Minimal Rationality - Google Scholar

Dialogue as Medium (and Message) for Training Critical Thinking 

Dialogue as Medium (and Message) for Training Critical Thinking (application/pdf Object)
from the "Abstract
Standard internalist approaches to critical thinking insist that critical thinkers maintain conscious, deliberate access to the reasons for their beliefs and actions. A more useful approach is externalist, focusing on the reliability of different types of processes for generating beliefs and decisions under different circumstances.
We describe an externalist approach to critical thinking based on dialogue. According to the theory, critical thinking is asking and answering questions about alternative possibilities in order to achieve some objective. Three perspectives are coordinated (by different individuals or inside a single head): a proponent, an opponent, and a referee. By asking and answering questions, the defender and challenger introduce new possibilities (mental models), understand them more completely, and learn one another’s beliefs and preferences. The referee, who represents an external perspective, regulates the dialogue so that it reliably achieves the participants’ objectives within the available time."

"Hypotheses. The common knowledge effect is a well-documented shortcoming of group decision making that critical dialogue might mitigate. Group members are more likely to discuss information they already hold in common, even when there is more valuable unshared information; moreover, even when unshared information is mentioned, it has less impact on group decisions (Stasser, 1996; 1999). We predicted that teams trained in critical dialogue would be more likely to (i) pool information and (ii) use the pooled information to develop novel solutions. More specifically, training would increase the frequency with which team members discussed information not already held in common by members of the team and the frequency with which they made effective use of that information."

Semantic MediaWiki 

Semantic MediaWiki
"The intended extension of MediaWiki will support various forms of semantic annotation of Wiki-articles. These are:

* Annotation of article-article-links by means of configurable relations (link-types).
* Annotation of articles with simple data-values that are assigned to configurable attributes.
* Support for using physical units of measurement in all numerical attributes, without need for prior configuration.

The new annotation data will be combined with annotations from the current category system to generate standard-compliant OWL/RDF output, which can be fully processed with tools that support OWL DL or OWL Lite, but which can also be treated in a meaningful way by software that supports RDF, RDFS or XML."

Sunday, September 11, 2005

"minimal common knowledge" - Google Search 

"minimal common knowledge" - Google Search

"minimal knowledge" - Google Search 

"minimal knowledge" - Google Search

"minimal rationality" "common knowledge" - Google Search 

"minimal rationality" "common knowledge" - Google Search

Semantic MediaWiki/Implementation - Meta 

Semantic MediaWiki/Implementation - Meta

Ten things your lawyers need to know about open-source 

Ten things your lawyers need to know about open-source - Computerworld

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