An Imperative Alternative to Productions for ACT-R
As cognitive modeling has matured, so too have its tools. High-level languages are such tools and present a rich opportunity for the acceleration and simplification of model development. Reviewing some of a the major contributors to this area, a new language (Jass) is introduced for building ACT-R models. Jass simplifies and accelerates model development by providing an imperative language that is compiled to production rules. A complex model implemented using this language is detailed.