Beyond Simon’s means-ends analysis : natural creativity and the unanswered ‘why’ in the design of intelligent systems for problem-solving

Bhattacharya, Sukanto, Wang, Yonggui and Zu, Dongming 2010, Beyond Simon’s means-ends analysis : natural creativity and the unanswered ‘why’ in the design of intelligent systems for problem-solving, Minds & machines, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 327-347.

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Title Beyond Simon’s means-ends analysis : natural creativity and the unanswered ‘why’ in the design of intelligent systems for problem-solving
Author(s) Bhattacharya, Sukanto
Wang, Yonggui
Zu, Dongming
Journal name Minds & machines
Volume number 20
Issue number 3
Start page 327
End page 347
Total pages 21
Publisher Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2010
ISSN 0924-6495
Keyword(s) design
problem solving
creativity
artificially intelligent systems
Summary Goal-directed problem solving as originally advocated by Herbert Simon’s means-ends analysis model has primarily shaped the course of design research on artificially intelligent systems for problem-solving. We contend that there is a definite disregard of a key phase within the overall design process that in fact logically precedes the actual problem solving phase. While systems designers have traditionally been obsessed with goal-directed problem solving, the basic determinants of the ultimate desired goal state still remain to be fully understood or categorically defined. We propose a rational framework built on a set of logically interconnected conjectures to specifically recognize this neglected phase in the overall design process of intelligent systems for practical problem-solving applications.
Language eng
Field of Research 080199 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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