Benny Shanon

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User modeling issues are examined in the context of a user-adapted guidance system. The system provides users with instructions about natural tasks without introducing a special time-consuming sub-dialog to learn the user's knowledge. A model for providing such guidance is developed on the basis of a phenomenological analysis of human guidance, and(More)
Huston Smith is a student of religion who has been directly involved with the psy-chedelic movement since its very inception in the late 1950s. Cleansing the Doors of Perception 1 brings together various articles that Smith has written over the years — new notes and updates have been added throughout. In these articles Smith presents his reflections on(More)
Consider question (i), and the answers to it, (2)-(h)~ (i) Where is the Empire State Building? (2) In New York. (h) On 3hth Street and 3rd Avenue. When (i) is posed in California (2) is the appropriate answer to it. This is the case even though (3) and (h) are also true characterizations of the location of the Empire State Building. The pattern of(More)
  • B Shanon
  • 1979
Subjects were timed as they judged whether items presented to them were words or not. In one experiment responses to nouns and verbs were compared, in a second experiment ones to concrete and abstract nouns were compared. In both experiments responses to pronounceable and non-pronounceable non-words were also compared. By and large, no significant main(More)