Friday, May 13, 2016

More cognitive primitives

Lakoff and Nunez believe that human style reasoning requires:

prototypes, sets of common properties or examples

image schemas for spatial relations, things like an above concept, contact or touch concept, a support concept, a container concept with inside, outside, and boundary, a motion, path, goal schema, in, out, to, and from schemas

conceptual frames, the knowledge of sets of different steps/processes that achieve the same result

metaphor, perhaps as common correlations and polysemy

blends, the combining of several concepts

(see Where Mathematics Comes From, Basic Books, 2000, page 121)
I want to try to give my artificial intelligence A.s.a. H. these capabilities in order to allow it to do more humanlike reasoning. (Asa currently has a number of them of course.)

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