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Positive feedback processes underlying the formation of expertise

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1 Author(s)
B. R. Gaines ; Knowledge Sci. Inst., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada

It is shown that experts may be modeled as managing the inductive dynamics of knowledge acquisition in the knowledge process of society, and that who becomes an expert may be modeled as a random process under the influence of strong positive feedback loops in the social mechanisms giving access to knowledge. These models have implications for the design of expert system

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 6 )