As background for the GIC session: Evidence in Internet governance: measurement and data-mining on 19 November, this paper by Goran S. Milovanović :
• provides a simple explanation of what cognitive technologies are.
• gives an overview of the main idea of cognitive science (why human minds and computers could
be thought of as being essentially similar kinds of systems).
• discusses in brief how developments in engineering and fundamental research interact to result
in cognitive technologies.
• presents an example of applied cognitive science (text‑mining) in the mapping of the Internet