The Role of Similarity in Natural Categorization

@inproceedings{Hampton2002TheRO,
  title={The Role of Similarity in Natural Categorization},
  author={James A. Hampton},
  year={2002}
}
The intuitive idea that those things that we put things into categories because we find them similar appears to be non-controversial, if not circular. Cars are clearly more similar to other cars than they are to trees, and trees more similar to other trees than they are to cars. However, a number of theorists have recently questioned the degree to which the notion of similarity is sufficiently clearly defined and constrained to serve as an explanation of our categorization. In this chapter, I… CONTINUE READING

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