My aim here is to raise a few questions concerning the problem of representation in scientific discovery computer programs. Representation, as Simon says in his paper, "imposes constraints upon the phenomena that allow the mechanisms to be inferred from the data". The issue is obviously barely outlined by Simon in his paper, while it is addressed in detail in the book by Langley, Simon, Bradshaw and Zytkow (1987), to which I shall refer in this note. Nevertheless, their analysis would appear to leave open certain issues related to the nature of the "constraints" imposed by representation on problem solving strategies.
Keywords Cognitive Science  Scientific Discovery  Computational Modelling  Artificial Intelligence  Herbert Simon
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