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Title: Checking chess checks with chunks: A model of simple check detection
Authors: Smith, RL
Gobet, F
Lane, PCR
Keywords: CHREST;Cognitive model;Cognitive architecture;Chess;Check detection;Perception;Chunk
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Cognitive Science Society
Citation: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling - ICCM2009, Manchester, July 2009.
Abstract: The procedure by which humans identify checks in check positions is not well understood. We report here our experience in modelling this process with CHREST, a general-purpose cognitive model that has previously successfully captured a variety of attention- and perception-related phenomena. We have attempted to reproduce the results of an experiment investigating the ability of humans to determine checks in simple chess positions. We propose a specific model of how humans perform this experiment, and show that, given certain reasonable assumptions, CHREST can follow this model to create a good reproduction of the data.
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Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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