Accession Number : AD0665891

Title :   PERFORMANCE OF A READING TASK BY AN ELEMENTARY PERCEIVING AND MEMORIZING PROGRAM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Feigenbaum,Edward A. ; Simon,Herbert A.

Report Date : 05 JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Some experiments are reported which show that the mechanisms postulated in EPAM for the rote memory tasks are adequate for simulating, at least macroscopically, the processes employed by human beings in acquiring the ability to read and understand printed words. A summary description of the EPAM program is provided mentioning the main processes it uses in rote memory tasks. The manner in which these processes are used in learning to read is described.

Descriptors :   (*MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), SIMULATION), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, READING, LEARNING, WORD ASSOCIATION, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, VISUAL PERCEPTION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE