Bilkent ACM SIGART (Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence)
as an Interdisciplinary Field
Bilge Say & Umit Turan
METU Cognitive Science Programme Faculty Members
Cognitive Science is the scientific study of such cognitive processes underlying intelligent behaviour. Five main disciplines contribute to Cognitive Science. Cognitive Psychology studies cognitive processes such as memory, attention, perception, and reasoning through empirical research on human behaviour. Linguistics investigates the nature of human language, its manifestation as a mental ability, and how language is acquired. Computer Science creates computational models of cognitive processes for purposes of understanding similar abilities in
humans and designing intelligent systems. Philosophy addresses questions about the essential nature of mind , knowledge, representation, and language. Neuroscience studies complex information processing as it is achieved by nervous systems and tests the biological plausibility of the theories developed by the other disciplines.
In this talk, we will briefly outline and sample the issues created by the marriage of these disciplines especially emphasizing computational and linguistic approaches.
Monday 3rd May, 1999
at 17:40 in EA502 (Eng. Building)