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Cognitive processing by intelligent systems involves the deletion of information in favor of higher level abstractions. This process can be addressed through the physics of computation but a formal model that explains this process has not been proposed yet. In this short paper, we propose a model that through physical constraints only generates optimal solution to the collapse of n objects into n sets. A numerical simulation of the model results in a logarithmic function of information loss and condensation that perfectly fits our knowledge of cognitive processes. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Applied Mathematics and Computation

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261 - 264