Categorization generated by prototypes -- an axiomatic approach
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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- Jackson, Matthew O. & Fryer Jr., Roland G., 2002.
"Categorical Cognition: A Psychological Model of Categories and Identification in Decision Making,"
1144, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Roland G. Fryer & Matthew O. Jackson, 2002. "Categorical Cognition: A Psychological Model of Categories and Identification in Decision Making," Microeconomics 0211002, EconWPA.
- 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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