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Fewer epistemological challenges for connectionism

Garcez, A. (2005). Fewer epistemological challenges for connectionism. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3526, pp. 289-325. doi: 10.1007/11494645_18


Seventeen years ago, John McCarthy wrote the note Epistemological challenges for connectionism as a response to Paul Smolensky’s paper 'On the proper treatment of connectionism'. I will discuss the extent to which the four key challenges put forward by McCarthy have been solved, and what are the new challenges ahead. I argue that there are fewer epistemological challenges for connectionism, but progress has been slow. Nevertheless, there is now strong indication that neural-symbolic integration can provide effective systems of expressive reasoning and robust learning due to the recent developments in the field.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Presented at CiE Conference: New Computational Paradigms, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 8 - 12 June 2005.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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