Connectionism and Meaning: From Truth Conditions to Weight Representations

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Intellect Books, 1996 - Computers - 360 pages
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This book is a theoretical investigation into meaning - computationally driven, philosophically inspired and psychologically motivated. Concepts from formal and psychological semantics, the philosophy of mind and computational theory are examined and combined within the burgeoning new framework of connectionist cognitive science.
 

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Artificial Neural Networks
13
Weighting for Meaning
33
Formal
79
Psychological
119
Microprocedural Investigations
151
Structure and Analogical Relations
195
Meaning and Grounding
245
Fodorian Automata and Computational
285
The Champion of Epistemological
313
References
331
Author Index
345
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