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Tue Nov 26 2002

FYI: Qualitative Modeling/Common Sense Understanding

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  1. Art Markman, Virtual Colloquium: Qualitative Modeling of Common Sense Understanding

Message 1: Virtual Colloquium: Qualitative Modeling of Common Sense Understanding

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 17:04:01 -0600
From: Art Markman <markmanpsy.utexas.edu>
Subject: Virtual Colloquium: Qualitative Modeling of Common Sense Understanding

VIRTUAL COLLOQUIUM SEREIS
November 25, 2002



The Cognitive Science Society is hosting a 2002-2003 virtual 
colloquium series presented live via the Internet, with the second 
talk given by Dr. Ken Forbus. 
( http://www.ctaresource.com/CognitiveScience/ )Register now to attend.

TIME: MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2002
1:00pm US Eastern Standard Time
 
PRESENTER: DR. KEN FORBUS
Northwestern University

TOPIC: QUALITATIVE MODELING OF COMMON SENSE UNDERSTANDING

How people understand the physical world is one of the deepest 
problems of human cognition. Qualitative modeling provides formalisms 
that can be used to express human mental models of the physical 
world, and how we reason with them. This talk surveys some basic 
ideas of qualitative representations and reasoning, illustrating how 
they can be used to model developmental results, as a component in 
natural language semantics, and as a bridge between perceptual and 
conceptual representations in spatial reasoning.

Further information about the colloquium series, a schedule of future 
talks, and an archive of previous talks are available at 
http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/colloquium

Contact Janet Morrow (ctaaptima.com) with any questions about 
registration for this seminar.

Please forward this invitation to colleagues who would benefit from 
this seminar or the series. Sincerely,

Art Markman
markmanpsy.utexas.edu

Dr. Arthur B. Markman
University of Texas
Department of Psychology
Austin, TX 78712
512-232-4645

The seminar series is hosted 
Aptima's Web Conferencing Facility 
( http://www.ctaresource.com/conferencing_facility.php )
The seminar series is sponsored by the 
Office of Naval Research 
( http://www.onr.navy.mil/ )
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