Knowledge structures and linear separability: integrating information in object and social categorization.

@article{Wattenmaker1995KnowledgeSA,
  title={Knowledge structures and linear separability: integrating information in object and social categorization.},
  author={William D. Wattenmaker},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={274-328}
}
These experiments were designed to determine if the naturalness of abstract category structures varies with content domain. Specifically, the degree to which linear separability constrains categorization was investigated in object and social domains. Linearly separable (LS) categories are categories that can be perfectly partitioned on the basis of a weighted, additive combination of component information. Across a wide variety of stimulus materials and classification tasks LS structures were… CONTINUE READING