An approach to systematization of types of formal cognitive maps
Existing diversity of types of formal cognitive maps with corresponding theoretical models makes actual the problem of their systematization for further comparative analysis of their capabilities in solving applied problems and for development of the general theory of formal cognitive maps, when and if it is possible. The lack of the general theory of formal cognitive maps, orientation of many known theoretical models exclusively on simulation, semantic vagueness of some models have already led to incorrect formal statements and solutions of applied problems on the basis of cognitive maps. The general parametrical model of semantics of functional cognitive maps is developed to uniformly describe semantics of formal cognitive maps. The model has covered the major part of known types of formal cognitive maps and has enabled systemizing non-functional types of maps. Efficiency of the proposed approach to systematization of formal cognitive maps is shown on the representative set of types of such maps.