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The World as a Process: Simulations in the Natural and Social Sciences
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Simulation techniques, especially those implemented on a computer, are frequently employed in natural as well as in social sciences with considerable success. Expand
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Who’s Afraid of Nagelian Reduction?
We reconsider the Nagelian theory of reduction and argue that, contrary to a widely held view, it is the right analysis of intertheoretic reduction. The alleged difficulties of the theory eitherExpand
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Effective Field Theories, Reductionism and Scientific Explanation
Effective field theories have been a very popular tool in quantum physics for almost two decades. And there are good reasons for this. I will argue that effective field theories share many of theExpand
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Automatic indexing based on Bayesian inference networks
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A Bayesian inference network model for automatic indexing with index terms (descriptors) from a prescribed vocabulary is presented. Expand
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AIR/X - A rule-based multistage indexing system for Iarge subject fields
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AIR/X is a rule-based system for indexing with terms (descriptors) from a prescribed vocabulary, which can be derived automatically from a set of manually indexed documents. Expand
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The World as a Process
Simulation techniques, especially those implemented on a computer, are frequently employed in natural as well as in social sciences with considerable success. There is mounting evidence that theExpand
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The No Alternatives Argument
Scientific theories are hard to find, and once scientists have found a theory, H, they often believe that there are not many distinct alternatives to H. But is this belief justified? What shouldExpand
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Models as a Tool for Theory Construction: Some Strategies of Preliminary Physics
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Theoretical models are an important tool for many aspects of scientific activity. Expand
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Models and Stories in Hadron Physics
Fundamental theories are hard to come by. But even if we had them, they would be too complicated to apply. Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is a case in point. This theory is supposed to govern allExpand
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