A pattern-recognition theory of search in expert problem solving

@inproceedings{Gobet2007APT,
  title={A pattern-recognition theory of search in expert problem solving},
  author={Fernand Gobet},
  year={2007}
}
Understanding how look-ahead search and pattern recognition interact is one of the important research questions in the study of expert problem-solving. This paper examines the implications of the template theory (Gobet & Simon, 1996a), a recent theory of expert memory, on the theory of problem solving in chess. Templates are “chunks” (Chase & Simon, 1973) that have evolved into more complex data structures and that possess slots allowing values to be encoded rapidly. Templates may facilitate… CONTINUE READING