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    Free-Energy Minimization and the Dark-Room Problem.Karl Friston, Christopher Thornton & Andy Clark - 2012 - Frontiers in Psychology 3.
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    Trading Spaces: Computation, Representation, and the Limits of Uninformed Learning.Andy Clark & Chris Thornton - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):57-66.
    Some regularities enjoy only an attenuated existence in a body of training data. These are regularities whose statistical visibility depends on some systematic recoding of the data. The space of possible recodings is, however, infinitely large – it is the space of applicable Turing machines. As a result, mappings that pivot on such attenuated regularities cannot, in general, be found by brute-force search. The class of problems that present such mappings we call the class of “type-2 problems.” Type-1 problems, by (...)
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    Does Conceptual Compositionality Affect Language Complexity? Comment on Lou‐Magnuson and Onnis.Chris Thornton - 2019 - Cognitive Science 43 (8).
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    Trading Spaces: Connectionism and the Limits of Uninformed Learning.Andy Clark & Chris Thornton - unknown
    It is widely appreciated that the difficulty of a particluar computation varies according to how the input data are presented. What is less understood is the effect of this computation/representation tradeoff within familiar learning paradigms. We argue that existing learning algoritms are often poorly equipped to solve problems involving a certain type of important and widespread regularity, which we call 'type-2' regularity. The solution in these cases is to trade achieved representation against computational search. We investigate several ways in which (...)
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    Some Puzzles Relating to the Free-Energy Principle: Comment on Friston.Chris Thornton - 2010 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 14 (2):53-54.
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    Representation Recovers Information.Chris Thornton - 2009 - Cognitive Science 33 (8):1383-1412.
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    Author's Response: Relational Learning Re-Examined.Andy Clark & Chris Thornton - unknown
  8. Brave Mobots Use Representation: Emergence of Representation in Fight-or-Flight Learning. [REVIEW]Chris Thornton - 1997 - Minds and Machines 7 (4):475-494.
    The paper uses ideas from Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Genetic Algorithms to provide a model of the development of a fight-or-flight response in a simulated agent. The modelled development process involves (simulated) processes of evolution, learning and representation development. The main value of the model is that it provides an illustration of how simple learning processes may lead to the formation of structures which can be given a representational interpretation. It also shows how these may form the infrastructure for (...)
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    Extensional Superposition and Its Relation to Compositionality in Language and Thought.Chris Thornton - 2021 - Cognitive Science 45 (5):e12929.
  10. Relational Learning Re-Examined.Chris Thornton & Andy Clark - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):83-83.
    We argue that existing learning algorithms are often poorly equipped to solve problems involving a certain type of important and widespread regularity that we call “type-2 regularity.” The solution in these cases is to trade achieved representation against computational search. We investigate several ways in which such a trade-off may be pursued including simple incremental learning, modular connectionism, and the developmental hypothesis of “representational redescription.”.
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    Reading the Generalizer's Mind.Chris Thornton & Andy Clark - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (2):308-310.
    In his new commentary, Damper re-emphasises his claim that parity is not a generalisation problem. But when proper account is taken of the arguments he puts forward, we find that the proposed conclusion is not the only one that can be drawn.
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  12. Why Concept Learning is a Good Idea.Chris Thornton - 1996 - In Andy Clark & Peter Millican (eds.), Connectionism, Concepts, and Folk Psychology: The Legacy of Alan Turing, Volume 2. Clarendon Press.
     
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  13. Why Concept Learning is a Good Idea.Chris Thornton - 1999 - In Andy Clark & Peter Millican (eds.), Connectionism, Concepts, and Folk Psychology: The Legacy of Alan Turing, Volume Ii. Clarendon Press.
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