Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science
Henri Cohen, Claire Lefebvre
Elsevier, Jun 3, 2017 - Psychology - 1276 pages
Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science, Second Edition presents the study of categories and the process of categorization as viewed through the lens of the founding disciplines of the cognitive sciences, and how the study of categorization has long been at the core of each of these disciplines.
The literature on categorization reveals there is a plethora of definitions, theories, models and methods to apprehend this central object of study. The contributions in this handbook reflect this diversity. For example, the notion of category is not uniform across these contributions, and there are multiple definitions of the notion of concept. Furthermore, the study of category and categorization is approached differently within each discipline.
For some authors, the categories themselves constitute the object of study, whereas for others, it is the process of categorization, and for others still, it is the technical manipulation of large chunks of information. Finally, yet another contrast has to do with the biological versus artificial nature of agents or categorizers.
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II Neuroscience of Categorization and Category Learning
III Semantic Categories
IV Syntactic Categories
V Development of Categories
VI Grounding and Categories in Perception and Inference
VII Machine Category Learning and Data Mining