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A Computational Model of Skill Acquisition

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Show simple item record Sussman, Gerald J. en_US 2004-10-20T20:05:03Z 2004-10-20T20:05:03Z 1973-08-01 en_US
dc.identifier.other AITR-297 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis confronts the nature of the process of learning an intellectual skill, the ability to solve problems efficiently in a particular domain of discourse. The investigation is synthetic; a computational performance model, HACKER, is displayed. Hacker is a computer problem-solving system whose performance improves with practice. HACKER maintains performance knowledge as a library of procedures indexed by descriptions of the problem types for which the procedures are appropriate. When applied to a problem, HACKER tries to use a procedure from this "Answer Library". If no procedure is found to be applicable, HACKER writes one using more general knowledge of the problem domain and of programming techniques. This new program may be generalized and added to the Answer Library. en_US
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dc.title A Computational Model of Skill Acquisition en_US

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