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Situated cognition in the semantic web era


Compton, PH and Kang, BH and Martinez-Bejar, R and Rudrapatna, MT and Sowmya, A, Situated cognition in the semantic web era, Knowledge Engineering: Practice and Patterns 16th International Conference, EKAW 2008, 29 Sept-2 Oct 2008, Acitrezza, Italy, pp. 374-387. ISBN 3-540-87695-2 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-540-87696-0


The challenge of situated cognition mounted by Clancey and others 20 years ago seems to have had little impact on the technical development of AI systems. However, the hopes for the Semantic Web also seem far from being realised in much the same way as too much was expected of expert systems, and again this seems to be because of the situated nature of knowledge. In this paper we claim that a possible way forward is to always ground the use of concepts in real data in particular contexts. We base this claim on experience with Ripple-Down Rule systems.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Situated cognition, Semantic Web, Ripple-Down Rule systems
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Knowledge representation and reasoning
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Kang, BH (Professor Byeong Kang)
ID Code:54093
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2009-02-10
Last Modified:2014-12-09

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