Cognitive simulation

Method / Decision-making and Valuation


Cognitive simulation
Alexander N. Raikov , Director, Russian Federation

The cognitive simulation is the research of operation and development of problem situations via construction of ill-structured situation model on the base of cognitive map


The cognitive simulation is one of the new approaches of decision support theory. The distinctive feature of the cognitive approach consists in the following: 1) process of solving control problems is considered as cognitive human activity including application of formal models and methods as a part of solution; 2) another important stage is formalization of representation of ill-structured systems and situations, goals, interests and motivations of individuals involved into the problem solution processes. The cognitive simulation is the research of operation and development of problem situations via construction of ill-structured situation model on the base of cognitive map. Within the framework of forming cognitive approach in the control science, the term "cognitive map" is understood in wide sense, i.e. it is not connected to representations within a context of spatial orientation, as is customary in psychological studies. The cognitive map reacts subjective concepts (individual or collective) of considered problem related to operation and development of ill-structured system. The base factors (or concepts) and cause-and-effect relations between them are the main elements of the cognitive map. In process of the cognitive approach formation, the formal representation of the cognitive map in form of a signed graph was accepted. Lately, the cognitive map is more often represented in form of weighted graph with nodes associated with factors and branches associated to weight in various scales. The problems of system (situation) control can be solved on the base of the cognitive map. If we establish goal and input factors that can be affected, the circle of solved problems includes goal reachability estimation, development of scenario and control strategies, and search of control decisions.

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