Catalogue of Artificial Intelligence Techniques
Keywords: games, problem behaviour graph
Categories: Expert Systems , Learning
Author(s): Richard Young
A technique for extracting the procedures used by a human problem solver from a record of selected aspects of his/her problem solving behaviour. The record may be of verbal behaviour (e.g., a `think-aloud protocol') or of non-verbal behaviour (e.g., eye-movements, or the sequence and timing of moves in a board game). The analysis begins with the building of a problem behaviour graph which serves as a `rational reconstruction' of the solution steps. Regularities are then sought and extracted, possibly in the form of a Production Rule System. Protocol analysis remains an art learned by apprenticeship.
- Ericsson, K.A. and Simon, H.A., Protocol Analysis: verbal reports as data
, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1984.