Basic objects in natural categories

@article{Rosch1976BasicOI,
  title={Basic objects in natural categories},
  author={Eleanor Rosch and Carolyn B. Mervis and Wayne D. Gray and David M. Johnson and Penny Boyes-Braem},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={1976},
  volume={8},
  pages={382-439}
}
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 basic category cuts are made. Basic categories are those which carry the most information, possess the highest category cue validity, and are, thus, the most differentiated from one another. The four experiments of Part I define basic objects by demonstrating that in taxonomies of common concrete nouns in… Expand
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