From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 21:42:37 MDT
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> Subject: RE: Review of Novamente & a2i2
> One more thing.
> I am quite perplexed by your notion that concepts need to be *named* to be
> Don't you believe in content-addressable memory???
> This is one of the design principles that Novamente inherits from
> neural nets (ANN's), actually.
> Semantic nets, which you dislike, involve addressing concepts by name.
> ANN's involve addressing concepts by *specifying part of their
> contents* or
> *specifying a collection of related entities*.
> In Novamente (an integrative design), *some* concepts are addressable by
> name, but *all* concepts are addressable ANN-style (because concepts are
> represented by "maps", which are much like attractors in ANN's).
> -- Ben
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