Physical Symbol Systems

@article{Newell1980PhysicalSS,
  title={Physical Symbol Systems},
  author={Allen Newell},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
  year={1980},
  volume={4},
  pages={135-183}
}
  • A. Newell
  • Published 1980
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cogn. Sci.
On the occasion of a first conference on Cognitive Science, it seems appropriate to review the basis of common understanding between the various disciplines. In my estimate, the most fundamental contribution so far of artificial intelligence and computer science to the joint enterprise of cognitive science has been the notion of a physical symbol system, i.e., the concept of a broad class of systems capable of having and manipulating symbols, yet realizable in the physical universe. The notion… Expand
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