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    Ekbia, Hamid R. 2010. Fifty years of research in artificial intelligence. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Vol. 44, Issue. 1, p. 201.

    Dietrich, Eric and Markman, Arthur B. 2001. Dynamical description versus dynamical modeling. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 5, Issue. 8, p. 332.

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All information processing entails computation, or, If R. A. Fisher had been a cognitive scientist . . .

  • Eric Dietrich (a1) and Arthur B. Markman (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 October 1998

We argue that the dynamical and computational hypotheses are compatible and in fact need each other: they are about different aspects of cognition. However, only computationalism is about the information-processing aspect. We then argue that any form of information processing relying on matching and comparing, as cognition does, must use discrete representations and computations defined over them.

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