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Compositionality in rational analysis:

Noah D. Goodman, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Thomas L. Griffiths and Jacob Feldman

in The Probabilistic Mind:

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216093
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191695971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216093.003.0017
Compositionality in rational analysis:

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This chapter provides a range of conceptual and technical insights into how this project can be attempted — and goes some way to suggesting that probabilistic methods need not be viewed as inevitably unable to capture the richness and complexity of world knowledge. It argues that structured representations, generated by a formal grammar, can be appropriate units over which probabilistic information can be represented and learned. This topic is likely to be one of the main challenges for probabilistic research in cognitive science and artificial intelligence over the coming decades.

Keywords: probabilistic research; knowledge; grammar; concept learning; cognitive science; artificial intelligence

Chapter.  11779 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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