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Concepts In Distributed Systems
Author(s): James A. Anderson; Richard M. Golden; Gregory L. Murphy
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Paper Abstract

We describe a parallel, distributed, associative model based on Hebbian modification of connection strengths between simple elements. Some extensions to the simple model are described and interpretations of the model as a gradient descent algorithm and as maximizing a probability density function are given. The model is applied to concept formation, since most versions of this modelling approach form equivalence classes of inputs that act like much like psychological concepts. Some computer simulations of concept-like behavior are described. Some kinds of computation can be performed effectively with these techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1986
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 0634, Optical and Hybrid Computing, (13 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964018
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James A. Anderson, Brown University (United States)
Richard M. Golden, Brown University (United States)
Gregory L. Murphy, Brown University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0634:
Optical and Hybrid Computing
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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