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Fluid Analogies Research Group

Works: 3 works in 31 publications in 3 languages and 928 library holdings
Roles: Other
Classifications: BF311, 153.4
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Most widely held works by Fluid Analogies Research Group
Fluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two ideas pervade the research. One is that the key question to answer is "What is a concept?" This means understanding how concepts overlap and trigger one another, how their fluid boundaries come about, how they give rise to generalizations and analogies, and so on. The second idea is that mental activity is fundamentally parallel, with many tiny agents independently carrying out small "subcognitive" acts and collectively building up coherent mental structures. Such agents lie far above the neural level, yet far below the conscious level; the hypothetical level of the brain at which they reside thus constitutes a largely uncharted substrate for thought. With these intuitions as guides, Hofstadter and the members of the Fluid Analogies Research Group have developed computer models that operate in small but extraordinarily challenging domains: playful anagram and number puzzles, analogy puzzles involving letter strings or tabletop objects, and fanciful alphabetic styles
Die FARGonauten : uber Analogie und Kreativitat by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concetti fluidi e analogie creative : modelli per calcolatore dei meccanismi fondamentali del pensiero by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.41 for Fluid conc ... to 0.97 for Concetti f ...)

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Fluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought
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Fluid Analogies Research Group