Hierarchical Skills and Cognitive Architectures

  title={Hierarchical Skills and Cognitive Architectures},
  author={Pat Langley and Kirstin Cummings and Daniel Shapiro},
In this paper, we examine approaches to representing and utilizing hierarchical skills within the context of a cognitive architecture. We review responses to this issue by three established frameworks – ACT-R, Soar, and Prodigy – then present an alternative we have developed within Icarus, another candidate architecture. Unlike most earlier systems, Icarus lets skills refer directly to their subskills and communicate within a single recognize-act cycle. This assumption has implications for the… CONTINUE READING
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