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Principles of Categorization
  • E. Rosch
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • 1978
On those remote pages itis written that animals are divided into (a) those that belong tothe Emperor, (b)embalmed ones, (c)those that are trained, (d) suckling pigs, (e) mermaids, (f) fabulous ones, and (g) stray dogs. Expand
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Family resemblances: Studies in the internal structure of categories
Abstract Six experiments explored the hypothesis that the members of categories which are considered most prototypical are those with most attributes in common with other members of the category andExpand
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Basic objects in natural categories
Abstract Categorizations which humans make of the concrete world are not arbitrary but highly determined. In taxonomies of concrete objects, there is one level of abstraction at which the most basicExpand
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Cognitive Representations of Semantic Categories.
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Publisher Summary This chapter focuses on the internal structure of perceptual and semantic categories. The semantic categories of natural languages are made to appear quite similar to suchExpand
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The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience
Part 1 The departing ground: a fundamental circularity - in the mind of the reflective scientist - an already-given condition, what is cognitive science?, cognitive science within the circle, theExpand
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Cognitive reference points
  • E. Rosch
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • 1 October 1975
Abstract Two methods were used to test the hypothesis that natural categories (such as colors, line orientations, and numbers) have reference point stimuli (such as focal colors, vertical andExpand
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Categorization of Natural Objects
ions and general knowledge more extensive than that of individual categories are required in any account of categorization. For example, Pittenger & Shaw (1975, Pittenger et al 1979) argue thatExpand
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Cognition and Categorization
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Structural bases of typicality effects.
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