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Reusing examples of general patterns for indexing and communicating knowledge
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2010: part of the IADIS MULTI CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS 2010 / [ed] Gunilla Bradley, IADIS Press , 2010, 115-121 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Analogies can be used in most areas of human communication to highlight points of special interest. The creation of specific, specialised patterns, examples, or analogies for facilitating communication is resource consuming. We therefore hypothesize that there are universal patterns that can be used and reused more economically, compared to specialised patterns, for indexing and communicating knowledge. We have conducted empirical tests with altogether 204 students that each one was given 20 minutes to solve problems from six different scientific areas. The results of our tests show clearly an improvement of their problem solving skill when universal patterns were employed as cognitive aids. The average result of the test group that used universal patterns was 81 per cent higher than that of the control group.

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IADIS Press , 2010. 115-121 p.
Keyword [en]
Analogies, Problem-solving, Indexing knowledge, Patterns.
National Category
Information Science
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-51983ISBN: 978-972-8939-20-5OAI: diva2:386463
IADIS MCCSIS 2010 Freiburg 26-31 July
Available from: 2011-01-12 Created: 2011-01-12 Last updated: 2011-06-22Bibliographically approved

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