Content, context and connectionist networks

Niklasson, L. and Boden, M. B. (1999). Content, context and connectionist networks. In: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, (474-479). August 1999.

Author Niklasson, L.
Boden, M. B.
Title of paper Content, context and connectionist networks
Conference name 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Conference location Vancouver
Conference dates August 1999
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Journal name Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Lawrence Erlbaum
Publication Year 1999
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 0805835814
Start page 474
End page 479
Total pages 6
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The question whether connectionism offers a new way of looking at the cognitive architecture, or if its main contribution is as an implementational account of the classical (symbol) view, has been extensively debated for the last decade. Of special interest in this debate has been to achieve tasks which easily can be explained within the symbolic framework, i.e., tasks which seemingly require the possession of a systematicity of representation and process, in a novel way in connectionist systems. In this paper we argue that connectionism can offer a new explanational framework for aspects of cognition. Specifically, we argue that connectionism can offer new notions of compositionality, content and context-dependence based on connectionist primitives, i.e., architectures, learning, weights and internal activations, which open up for new variations of systematicity.
Subjects E1
280212 Neural Networks, Genetic Alogrithms and Fuzzy Logic
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
Q-Index Code E1

 
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