AAAI Publications, 2011 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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Mechanisms Meet Content: Integrating Cognitive Architectures And Ontologies
Alessandro Oltramari, Christian Lebiere

Last modified: 2011-11-03


Historically, approaches to human-level intelligence have divided between those emphasizing the mechanisms involved, such as cognitive architectures, and those focusing on the knowledge content, such as ontologies. In this paper we argue that in order to build cognitive systems capable of human-level event-recognition, a comprehensive infrastructure of perceptual and cognitive mechanisms coupled with high-level knowledge representations is required. In particular, our contribution focuses on an integrated modeling framework (the “Cognitive Engine”), where the learning and knowledge retrieval mechanisms of the ACT-R cognitive architecture are combined with integrated semantic resources for the purpose of event interpretation.


cognitive architectures; semantic technologies; ACT-R

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