Kevin J. Gilmartin

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Kevin J. Gilmartin,
an American psychologist and CIO at American Institutes for Research [1]. He holds a Ph.D. in 1974 from Carnegie Mellon University with advisor Herbert Simon. Gilmartin and Simon extended Simon's and Barenfeld's program Perceiver, which was able to duplicate the eye movements of a chess expert by adhering to the simple relations of attack and defense [2] into a system called MAPP (Memory-aided Pattern Perceiver) which uses the learning mechanism of EPAM, and reinforced the chunking hypothesis by subjecting MAPP to the same board reconstruction experiment that the human players faced [3]. By determining the patterns present on the board, and restricted to the same short-term memory constraints as humans [4], MAPP was able to reconstruct positions with 73% accuracy [5] [6].

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