A model of learning task-specific knowledge for a new task

Taatgen, Niels A. (1999) A model of learning task-specific knowledge for a new task. [Conference Paper] (Unpublished)

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In this paper I will present a detailed ACT-R model of how the task-specific knowledge for a new, complex task is learned. The model is capable of acquiring its knowledge through experience, using a declarative representation that is gradually compiled into a procedural representation. The model exhibits several characteristics that concur with Fitt’s theory of skill learning, and can be used to show that individual differences in working memory capacity initially have a large impact on performance, but that this impact diminished after sufficient experience. Some preliminary experimental data support these findings.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:cognitive modelling, cognitive modeling, ACT-R, skill learning, scheduling, working memory, working memory capacity, individual differences, procedural memory
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Machine Learning
ID Code:799
Deposited By: Taatgen, Niels
Deposited On:19 Feb 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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