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Neisser’s Cycle of Perception: Formal Representation and Practical Implementation

Igor A. Chimir1, Waheeb A. Abu-Dawwas2 and Mark A. Horney3
  • 1 Odessa State Environmental University, Ukraine
  • 2 Al Zaytoonah University, Jordan
  • 3 University of Oregon, United States


This article presents results of a theoretical investigation of the application of the object-oriented Unified Modelling Language to a formal description of Neisser’s cycle of perception. The article includes class diagrams, modelling the spatial structure of Neisser’s cycle of perception and demonstrates how these formal descriptions can be applied to the area of modelling the problem-independent dialogue process. The basis of such applications is the assumption that the dialogue process in relation to either of the dialogue agents is similar to the process of routine perception of the environment in accordance with Neisser’s understanding of perception.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 1 No. 2, 2005, 106-111


Published On: 19 October 2005

How to Cite: Chimir, I. A., Abu-Dawwas, W. A. & Horney, M. A. (2005). Neisser’s Cycle of Perception: Formal Representation and Practical Implementation. Journal of Computer Science, 1(2), 106-111.

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  • Cognitive modelling
  • perception
  • UML
  • dialogue agent