Systematicity: Psychological evidence with connectionist implications

Phillips, S. and Halford, G. S. (1997) Systematicity: Psychological evidence with connectionist implications. [Conference Paper]

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At root, the systematicity debate over classical versus connectionist explanations for cognitive architecture turns on quantifying the degree to which human cognition is systematic. We introduce into the debate recent psychological data that provides strong support for the purely structure-based generalizations claimed by Fodor and Pylyshyn (1988). We then show, via simulation, that two widely used connectionist models (feedforward and simple recurrent networks) do not capture the same degree of generalization as human subjects. However, we show that this limitation is overcome by tensor networks that support relational processing.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:systematicity, connectionism, classicism, relational schema, feedforward network, recurrent network, learning transfer, schema induction
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Neural Nets
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:763
Deposited By: Phillips, Steven
Deposited On:09 Dec 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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