Date of Original Version

1987

Type

Technical Report

Rights Management

All Rights Reserved

Abstract or Description

Abstract: "Soar is an architecture for intelligence that integrates learning into all of its problem-solving behavior. The learning mechanism, chunking, has been studied experimentally in a broad range of tasks and situations. This paper summarizes the research on chunking in Soar, covering the effects of chunking in different tasks, task-independent applications of chunking and our theoretical analysis of effects and limits of chunking. We discuss what and when Soar has been able to learn so far. The results demonstrate that the variety of learning in Soar arises from variety in problem solving, rather than from variety in architectural mechanisms."

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