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In three experiments, participants received nouns or noun phrases for objects and verbally generated their properties ("feature listing"). Several sources of evidence indicated that participants constructed perceptual simulations to generate properties for the noun phrases during conceptual combination. First, the production of object properties for noun(More)
1. Theoretical framework In developing a theory of knowledge, a fundamental decision must be made about the nature of representation: Should representations be modal or amodal? We address this important distinction briefly and then summarize several lines of research that bear on it empirically. Across the cognitive sciences, standard theories of knowledge(More)
It certainly appears that there should be a relationship between concepts and meaning, but it is not entirely clear what this relation is. We shall assume that concepts are people's psychological representations of categories (e.g., apple, chair); whereas meanings are people's understandings of words and other linguistic expressions (e.g., "apple", "large(More)
Advances in information technology facilitate extensive collection and analysis of personal information for the purpose of strategic use by websites or companies. However, the typical reluctance of web users in sharing personal information significantly reduces such opportunity enabled by information technology. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to(More)
In cyberspace, the emergence and increasing importance of search engine prompts numerous evaluation studies in regard to its effectiveness. Based on a user-oriented perspective, the paper is aimed to derive functional requirements of search engines rooted in Herzberg's Two Factor Theory. A survey, with 758 valid participants, was conducted to investigate(More)