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A Memory Model for Concept Hierarchy Representation and Commonsense Reasoning

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dc.contributor.author Soon, Hui-Shin Vivien en_US
dc.contributor.author Tan, Ah-Hwee en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-14T18:19:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-14T18:19:22Z
dc.date.issued 1993-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/2009
dc.description.abstract Most associative memory models perform one level mapping between predefined sets of input and output patterns1 and are unable to represent hierarchical knowledge. Complex AI systems allow hierarchical representation of concepts, but generally do not have learning capabilities. In this paper, a memory model is proposed which forms concept hierarchy by learning sample relations between concepts. All concepts are represented in a concept layer. Relations between a concept and its defining lower level concepts, are chunked as cognitive codes represented in a coding layer. By updating memory contents in the concept layer through code firing in the coding layer, the system is able to perform an important class of commonsense reasoning, namely recognition and inheritance. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Boston University Center for Adaptive Systems and Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BU CAS/CNS Technical Reports;CAS/CNS-TR-1993-032 en_US
dc.rights Copyright 1993 Boston University. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that: 1. The copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage; 2. the report title, author, document number, and release date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires a fee and / or special permission. en_US
dc.title A Memory Model for Concept Hierarchy Representation and Commonsense Reasoning en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.rights.holder Boston University Trustees en_US


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