Probabilistic Strategy Selection for Flexible Cognition

Jennifer M. Roberts, Gregory Marton

This paper describes a proposed research program that focuses on computationally modeling the ability to maintain and use multiple strategies for performing the same task. We first point to developmental evidence as motivation for this research program. We then describe a few computational efforts that seem to fall within this vein. Finally, we describe preliminary work within the field of lexical semantics based on a new proposed model of ''word strategies''.

Submitted: Sep 12, 2008