Set-theoretic and network models reconsidered: A comment on Hollan's "Features and semantic memory"

Lance J. Rips*, Edward E. Smith, Edward J. Shoben

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Abstract

Argues that the choice of a network or set-theoretic representation correlates with 2 substantive differences among models of semantic memory. First, in explaining certain reaction time effects, networks models emphasize retrieval processes, while set-theoretic models often emphasize comparison processes. Second, set-theoretic models posit more semantic analysis during sentence verification than do network models. J. D. Hollan's (see PA, Vol 54:Issue 4) recent demonstration of an isomorphism between set-theoretic and network representations cannot resolve these important issues. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-157
Number of pages2
JournalPsychological Review
Volume82
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1975

Keywords

  • network vs set-theoretic model, semantic memory, reply to J. Hollan's criticism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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