CSE 472/572, Spring 2002
EPAM, the Elementary Perceiver And Memorizer, was an early AI program that did letter-sequence completion tasks,
memorizing associated pairs of nonsense syllables.
Such a program could be:
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- perfect, giving all correct answers (easy for a computer!);
- as good as a human, giving the same correct answers as a human,
but differing on the wrong answers perhaps;
- like a human, giving the same correct and incorrect answers
as a human, including forgetting. EPAM's behavior was like human behavior on
Feigenbaum, Edward A.
(1963), "The Simulation of Verbal Learning Behavior", in
Edward A. Feigenbaum & Jerome Feldman (eds.),
Computers and Thought (New York: McGraw-Hill).
(Lockwood & SEL Q335.5 .F4)
Slagle, James R.
Artificial Intelligence: The Heuristic Programming Approach
(New York: McGraw-Hill), Ch. 12. (SEL Q335 .S57)
Modelling the acquisition of syntactic categories
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on "EPAM and Feigenbaum"
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William J. Rapaport