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Toward a connectionist model of recursion in human linguistic performance
 Cognitive Science
, 1999
"... Naturally occurring speech contains only a limited amount of complex recursive structure, and this is reflected in the empirically documented difficulties that people experience when processing such structures. We present a connectionist model of human performance in processing recursive language st ..."
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Naturally occurring speech contains only a limited amount of complex recursive structure, and this is reflected in the empirically documented difficulties that people experience when processing such structures. We present a connectionist model of human performance in processing recursive language structures. The model is trained on simple artificial languages. We find that the qualitative performance profile of the model matches human behavior, both on the relative difficulty of centerembedding and crossdependency, and between the processing of these complex recursive structures and rightbranching recursive constructions. We analyze how these differences in performance are reflected in the internal representations of the model by performing discriminant analyses on these representations both before and after training. Furthermore, we show how a network trained to process recursive structures can also generate such structures in a probabilistic fashion. This work suggests a novel explanation of people’s limited recursive performance, without assuming the existence of a mentally represented competence grammar allowing unbounded recursion. I.
A General Framework for Adaptive Processing of Data Structures
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS
, 1998
"... A structured organization of information is typically required by symbolic processing. On the other hand, most connectionist models assume that data are organized according to relatively poor structures, like arrays or sequences. The framework described in this paper is an attempt to unify adaptive ..."
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A structured organization of information is typically required by symbolic processing. On the other hand, most connectionist models assume that data are organized according to relatively poor structures, like arrays or sequences. The framework described in this paper is an attempt to unify adaptive models like artificial neural nets and belief nets for the problem of processing structured information. In particular, relations between data variables are expressed by directed acyclic graphs, where both numerical and categorical values coexist. The general framework proposed in this paper can be regarded as an extension of both recurrent neural networks and hidden Markov models to the case of acyclic graphs. In particular we study the supervised learning problem as the problem of learning transductions from an input structured space to an output structured space, where transductions are assumed to admit a recursive hidden statespace representation. We introduce a graphical formalism for r...
Hybrid Neural Systems
, 2000
"... This chapter provides an introduction to the field of hybrid neural systems. Hybrid neural systems are computational systems which are based mainly on artificial neural networks but also allow a symbolic interpretation, or interaction with symbolic components. In this overview, we will describe rece ..."
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This chapter provides an introduction to the field of hybrid neural systems. Hybrid neural systems are computational systems which are based mainly on artificial neural networks but also allow a symbolic interpretation, or interaction with symbolic components. In this overview, we will describe recent results of hybrid neural systems. We will give a brief overview of the main methods used, outline the work that is presented here, and provide additional references. We will also highlight some important general issues and trends.
An Overview Of Strategies For Neurosymbolic Integration
, 1995
"... This paper will give an overview of the various approaches to neurosymbolic integration. Roughly, these can be divided into two strategies: unified strategies aim at attaining neural and symbolic capabilities using neural networks alone, while hybrid strategies combine neural networks with symbolic ..."
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This paper will give an overview of the various approaches to neurosymbolic integration. Roughly, these can be divided into two strategies: unified strategies aim at attaining neural and symbolic capabilities using neural networks alone, while hybrid strategies combine neural networks with symbolic models such as expert systems, casebased reasoning systems, 2 Chapter 2 and decision trees. These two approaches form the main subtrees of the classification hierarchy depicted in Figure 1. Symbol Proc. Neuronal Unified approach Symbol Proc. hybrids Connectionist Localist Hybrid approach Combined L/D Neurosymbolic integration Functional Chainprocessing Translational Subprocessing hybrids Metaprocessing Distributed Coprocessing Figure 1 Classification of integrated neurosymbolic systems.
Hybrid neural systems: from simple coupling to fully integrated neural networks
 Neural Computing Surveys
, 1999
"... This paper describes techniques for integrating neural networks and symbolic components into powerful hybrid systems. Neural networks have unique processing characteristics that enable tasks to be performed that would be di cult or intractable for a symbolic rulebased system. However, a standalone ..."
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This paper describes techniques for integrating neural networks and symbolic components into powerful hybrid systems. Neural networks have unique processing characteristics that enable tasks to be performed that would be di cult or intractable for a symbolic rulebased system. However, a standalone neural network requires an interpretation either by ahuman or a rulebased system. This motivates the integration of neural/symbolic techniques within a hybrid system. Anumber of integration possibilities exist: some systems consist of neural network components performing symbolic tasks while other systems are composed of several neural networks and symbolic components, each component acting as a selfcontained module communicating with the others. Other hybrid systems are able to transform subsymbolic representations into symbolic ones and viceversa. This paper providesanoverview and evaluation of the state of the artofseveral hybrid neural systems for rulebased processing. 1
Constructive Learning of Recurrent Neural Networks: Limitations of Recurrent Casade Correlation and a Simple Solution
, 1993
"... It is often difficult to predict the optimal neural network size for a particular application. Constructive or destructive methods that add or subtract neurons, layers, connections, etc. might offer a solution to this problem. We prove that one method, Recurrent Cascade Correlation, due to its topol ..."
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It is often difficult to predict the optimal neural network size for a particular application. Constructive or destructive methods that add or subtract neurons, layers, connections, etc. might offer a solution to this problem. We prove that one method, Recurrent Cascade Correlation, due to its topology, has fundamental limitations in representation and thus in its learning capabilities. It cannot represent with monotone (i.e. sigmoid) and hardthreshold activation functions certain finite state automata. We give a "preliminary" approach on how to get around these limitations by devising a simple constructive training method that adds neurons during training while still preserving the powerful fullyrecurrent structure. We illustrate this approach by simulations which learn many examples of regular grammars that the Recurrent Cascade Correlation method is unable to learn. 1 Introduction Choosing the architecture of a neural network for a particular problem usually requires some prior k...
Rule Extraction from Recurrent Neural Networks: a Taxonomy and Review
 Neural Computation
, 2005
"... this paper, the progress of this development is reviewed and analysed in detail. In order to structure the survey and to evaluate the techniques, a taxonomy, specifically designed for this purpose, has been developed. Moreover, important open research issues are identified, that, if addressed pr ..."
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this paper, the progress of this development is reviewed and analysed in detail. In order to structure the survey and to evaluate the techniques, a taxonomy, specifically designed for this purpose, has been developed. Moreover, important open research issues are identified, that, if addressed properly, possibly can give the field a significant push forward
Hybrid Neural Plausibility Networks for News Agents
 In Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
, 1998
"... This paper describes a learning news agent HyNeT which uses hybrid neural network techniques for classifying news titles as they appear on an internet newswire. Recurrent plausibility networks with local memory are developed and examined for learning robust text routing. HyNeT is described for ..."
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This paper describes a learning news agent HyNeT which uses hybrid neural network techniques for classifying news titles as they appear on an internet newswire. Recurrent plausibility networks with local memory are developed and examined for learning robust text routing. HyNeT is described for the first time in this paper. We show that a careful hybrid integration of techniques from neural network architectures, learning and information retrieval can reach consistent recall and precision rates of more than 92% on an 82 000 word corpus; this is demonstrated for 10 000 unknown news titles from the Reuters newswire. This new synthesis of neural networks, learning and information retrieval techniques allows us to scale up to a realworld task and demonstrates a lot of potential for hybrid plausibility networks for semantic text routing agents on the internet. Introduction In the last decade, a lot of work on neural networks in artificial intelligence has focused on fundam...
Grammar Inference, Automata Induction, and Language Acquisition
 Handbook of Natural Language Processing
, 2000
"... The natural language learning problem has attracted the attention of researchers for several decades. Computational and formal models of language acquisition have provided some preliminary, yet promising insights of how children learn the language of their community. Further, these formal models als ..."
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The natural language learning problem has attracted the attention of researchers for several decades. Computational and formal models of language acquisition have provided some preliminary, yet promising insights of how children learn the language of their community. Further, these formal models also provide an operational framework for the numerous practical applications of language learning. We will survey some of the key results in formal language learning. In particular, we will discuss the prominent computational approaches for learning different classes of formal languages and discuss how these fit in the broad context of natural language learning.
Inductive Learning in Symbolic Domains Using StructureDriven Recurrent Neural Networks
 KI96: ADVANCES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
, 1996
"... While neural networks are widely applied as powerful tools for inductive learning of mappings in domains of fixedlength feature vectors, there are still expressed principled doubts whether the domain can be enlarged to structured objects of arbitrary shape (like trees or graphs). We present a conne ..."
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While neural networks are widely applied as powerful tools for inductive learning of mappings in domains of fixedlength feature vectors, there are still expressed principled doubts whether the domain can be enlarged to structured objects of arbitrary shape (like trees or graphs). We present a connectionist architecture together with a novel supervised learning scheme which is capable of solving inductive inference tasks on complex symbolic structures of arbitrary size. Labeled directed acyclic graphs are the most general structures that can be handled. The processing in this architecture is driven by the inherent recursive nature of the given structures. Our approach can be viewed as a generalization of the wellknown discretetime, continuousspace recurrent neural networks and their corresponding training procedures. We give first results from experiments with inductive learning tasks consisting in the classification of logical terms. These range from the detection of a certain su...