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Title: The role of causality and conceptual coherence in assessments of similarity
Authors: Spiteri, Louise F.
Keywords: Library and information science
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Spiteri, L. F. (2007). The role of causality and conceptual coherence in assessments of similarity. Library and Information Science Research E-Journal, 17(2), 1-21.
Journal: Library and Information Science Research E-Journal 
Abstract: Conceptual coherence, which refers to concepts whose contents make sense to the perceiver, has been associated traditionally with the notion of similarity, that is, objects, events, or entities form a concept because they are similar to one another. An examination of traditional similarity-based concept theories suggests that they do not provide an adequate account for conceptual coherence. Library and Information Science needs to explore knowledge-based approaches to concept formation, which suggest that one’s knowledge of a concept includes not just a representation of its features but also an explicit representation of the causal mechanisms that people believe link those features to form a coherent whole.
ISSN: 1058-6768
DOI: 10.32655/LIBRES.2007.2.4
Rights: © 2007 Louise F. Spiteri. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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