Categorization generated by prototypes -- an axiomatic approach
AbstractWe 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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categorization; prototype; prototype-orineted decision making;
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