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MetareasoningThinking about Thinking$
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Michael T. Cox and Anita Raja

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014809

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014809.001.0001

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Learning Expertise with Bounded Rationality and Self-Awareness

Learning Expertise with Bounded Rationality and Self-Awareness

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(p.43) 4 Learning Expertise with Bounded Rationality and Self-Awareness
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Metareasoning
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Susan L. Epstein

Smiljana Petrovic

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014809.003.0004

This chapter describes how an architecture enhanced by metareasoning assesses expertise, manages large bodies of heuristics, and learns to think more effectively. FORR (FOr the Right Reasons) is a learning and problem-solving architecture that models the development of expertise with bounded rationality and self-awareness. Metareasoning is essential in FORR’s ability to learn to solve problems within a given class. As it learns to manage heuristics, FORR uses metareasoning to decide when to abandon an unpromising learning attempt, when to stop learning, how to select heuristics during learning, and how to prioritize heuristics. FORR also reasons about its performance on previous problems, its previous decisions, and the relative discriminatory power of its heuristics. Thinking about thinking makes FORR-based applications more incisive and more successful.

Keywords:   metareasoning, FORR, expertise, bounded rationality, self-awareness, problem solving architecture

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