Cognitive Science 23:73-110 (2003)
|Abstract||The problem of representing the spatial structure of images, which arises in visual object processing, is commonly described using terminology borrowed from propositional theories of cognition, notably, the concept of compositionality. The classical propositional stance mandates representations composed of symbols, which stand for atomic or composite entities and enter into arbitrarily nested relationships. We argue that the main desiderata of a representational system — productivity and systematicity — can (indeed, for a number of reasons, should) be achieved without recourse to the classical, proposition-like compositionality. We show how this can be done, by describing a systematic and productive model of the representation of visual structure, which relies on static rather than dynamic binding and uses coarsely coded rather than atomic shape primitives.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Tony Vladusich (2001). Perceptual Filling-in and the Resonant Binding of Distributed Cortical Representations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1136-1137.
S. Phillips (1998). Are Feedforward and Recurrent Networks Systematic? Analysis and Implications for a Connectionist Cognitive Architecture. .
David J. Chalmers (1993). Connectionism and Compositionality: Why Fodor and Pylyshyn Were Wrong. Philosophical Psychology 6 (3):305-319.
W. F. G. Haselager & J. F. H. Van Rappard (1998). Connectionism, Systematicity, and the Frame Problem. Minds and Machines 8 (2):161-179.
Jay L. Garfield (1997). Mentalese Not Spoken Here: Computation, Cognition, and Causation. Philosophical Psychology 10 (4):413-35.
Jennifer D. Ryan & Neal J. Cohen (2001). The Existence of Internal Visual Memory Representations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):1002-1003.
Chris Eliasmith, Structure Without Symbols: Providing a Distributed Account of High-Level Cognition.
David J. Chalmers (1990). Syntactic Transformations on Distributed Representations. Connection Science 2:53-62.
Bruce Bridgeman (1999). Implicit and Explicit Representations of Visual Space. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):759-760.
Manish Singh & Barbara Landau (1998). Parts of Visual Shape as Primitives for Categorization. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1):36-37.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads1 ( #274,830 of 549,087 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,317 of 549,087 )
How can I increase my downloads?