A framework for computational models of human memory

Matthew A. Kelly, Robert L. West

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We present analysis of existing memory models, examining how models represent knowledge, structure memory, learn, make decisions, and predict reaction times. On the basis of this analysis, we propose a theoretical framework that characterizes memory modelling in terms of six key decisions: (1) choice of knowledge representation scheme, (2) choice of data structure, (3) choice of associative architecture, (4) choice of learning rule, (5) choice of time variant process, and (6) choice of response decision criteria. This framework is both descriptive and prescriptive: we intend to both describe the state of the literature and outline what we believe is the most fruitful space of possibilities for the development of future memory models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFS-17-01
Subtitle of host publicationArtificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction; FS-17-02: Cognitive Assistance in Government and Public Sector Applications; FS-17-03: Deep Models and Artificial Intelligence for Military Applications: Potentials, Theories, Practices, Tools and Risks; FS-17-04: Human-Agent Groups: Studies, Algorithms and Challenges; FS-17-05: A Standard Model of the Mind
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357940
StatePublished - 2017
Event2017 AAAI Fall Symposium - Arlington, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2017Nov 11 2017

Publication series

NameAAAI Fall Symposium - Technical Report
VolumeFS-17-01 - FS-17-05


Other2017 AAAI Fall Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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