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A. Newell and H. Simon, GPS, A Program that Simulates Human
Thought. Computers and Thought, E. A. Feigenbaum and J.
Feldman (eds.), R. Oldenbourg KG., 1963.
Author of the summary: J. William Murdock, 1997, firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Means-ends analysis constitutes a reasonable model for human
problem solving competence in some situations.
Keywords: Means-Ends Analysis, Problem Solving, Search
Systems: GPS (General Problem Solver)
Summary: Compares the behavior of GPS to a psychological protocol of
an inexperienced human working on performing a transformation of a
logical assertion. Analyzes the protocol in the language of goals as
desired states and operators as transformations over states. Notes
that the GPS trace is largely a subset of the subject's behavior.
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