Reasoning with Diagrammatic Representations
Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
B. Chandrasekaran and Herbert Simon,Cochairs
Edited by N. Hari Narayanan
This symposium was designed to bring together researchers from AI and cognitive science who shared an interest in computational and cognitive investigations of representations and processes that underlie imagery, and the role of imagery in inference and reasoning. Its goals were stimulating interdisciplinary dialogues, reviewing current state of research, investigating potential roles of diagrammatic reasoning in different tasks, and identifying directions for future research. Issues addressed included cognitive theories of imagery and imaginal reasoning, approaches to computational realization of diagrammatic representation and reasoning, constraints that cognitive theories provide to computational models, and potential AI applications.