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Reflections on Marvin Minsky’s Definition of “Model”


Hilty, Lorenz (2019). Reflections on Marvin Minsky’s Definition of “Model”. In: Blair, Gordon; Cheng, Betty; Hilty, Lorenz; Paige, Richard. Modeling for Sustainability. Dagstuhl: Dagstuhl Publishing, 157-158.

Abstract

“To an observer B, an object A* is a model of an object A to the extent that B can use A* to answer questions that interest him about A.”
This definition includes concrete, tangible models as well as conceptual models that are described in (usually formal) languages.

Abstract

“To an observer B, an object A* is a model of an object A to the extent that B can use A* to answer questions that interest him about A.”
This definition includes concrete, tangible models as well as conceptual models that are described in (usually formal) languages.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2019
Deposited On:05 Nov 2019 15:14
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 07:32
Publisher:Dagstuhl Publishing
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2019/10238/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:18755

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