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Categorization generated by prototypes -- an axiomatic approach

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  • Yaron Azrieli

    (Tel Aviv University)

  • Ehud Lehrer

    (Tel Aviv University)

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We present a model of categorization based on prototypes. A prototype is an image or template of an idealized member of the category. Once a set of prototypes is defined, entities are sorted into categories on the basis of the prototypes they are closest to. We provide a characterization of those categorizations that are generated by prototypes.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Game Theory and Information with number 0405003.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 05 May 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0405003

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Keywords: categorization; prototype; prototype-orineted decision making;

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  1. Roland G. Fryer, Jr. & Matthew O. Jackson, 2003. "Categorical Cognition: A Psychological Model of Categories and Identification in Decision Making," NBER Working Papers 9579, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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Cited by:
  1. Gerhard J├Ąger & Lars Koch-Metzger & Frank Riedel, 2009. "Voronoi languages: Equilibria in cheap-talk games with high-dimensional types and few signals," Working Papers 420, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
  2. Azrieli, Yaron, 2009. "Characterization of multidimensional spatial models of elections with a valence dimension," MPRA Paper 14513, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Azrieli, Yaron, 2007. "Categorization and correlation in a random-matching game," MPRA Paper 5475, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Houy, Nicolas, 2006. "Exclusion by cognitive limitation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 90(3), pages 317-320, March.

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