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Frame problem

In Artificial Intelligence the frame problem has a number of possible formulations. One of the most common is that it is the question of how to determine efficiently which things remain the same in a changing world. John McCarthy and Patrick J. Hayes introduced the term "frame problem" in their 1969 essay, "Some Philosophical Problems from the Standpoint of Artificial Intelligence".

From its origins as a special problem in AI, it now has a broader meaning in philosophy and knowledge representation.

According to J. van Brakel, some other problems that are related to, or more specific versions of, the frame problem include the following:

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