A Simple-Minded Network Model with Context-like Objects

Edmonds, Bruce (1997) A Simple-Minded Network Model with Context-like Objects. [Conference Paper] (Unpublished)

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The aim of this paper is to describe a simple extension of semantic nets. In this formulation we have labelled nodes with directed arcs, but the directed arcs can lead to other arcs as well as nodes. In this model contexts are not differentiated as special objects, but rather that some nodes to a greater or lesser extent have roles as encoders of contextual information. This formulation is shown to be expressive enough to capture several aspects of context, namely: context-dependent inference, context specific learning, the selection of a relevant context and the generalisation of knowledge. Its strengths are its simplicity, the fact that it can relate and integrate several aspects of context and its connections with formal logic. It is not claimed that this is a model of any type of context found in human activity.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:context, learning, language, cognitive, models, networks, semantic nets, logic, representation
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Language
Computer Science > Machine Learning
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
Philosophy > Logic
ID Code:512
Deposited By: Edmonds, Dr Bruce
Deposited On:07 Aug 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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