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A. Newell, The Knowledge Level. Artificial Intelligence, 18 (1), 1982.

Author of the summary: J. William Murdock, 1997, murdock@cc.gatech.edu

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Keywords: Knowledge, Representation

Systems: None

Summary: Introduces the concept of levels of analysis for a computer
system.  Suggests that their is a higher level than is normally
addressed by computer scientists and calls that level the knowledge
level.  Asserts that this level is distinct from the symbol level in
which representation (e.g.  logic lies).  Defines the knowledge level
as embodying all the knowledge known or inferable from a given set of
information.  Discusses the concept of rationality, that knowledge of
goals and actions leads to rational behavior.  Argues that this view
both derives from and contributes to practice in AI.

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