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conceptual dependency theory


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In the field of knowledge representation, a theory of how meaning is represented. According to the theory, propositions are reduced to a small number of semantic primitives, such as agents, actions, and objects, and are interpreted according to knowledge stored as scripts (3). The theory was introduced in the 1970s by the US linguist and cognitive scientist Roger C. Schank (born 1946).

Subjects: Psychology.


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