RE: Review of Novamente & a2i2

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 23:26:20 MDT

> > ANN's involve addressing concepts by *specifying part of their
> contents* or
> > *specifying a collection of related entities*.
> I see... they can't handle indexical relationships between an
> auditory sound
> and a concept, then?

They can but awkwardly. See Amit's book on Neural Networks -- no time to go
into details now.

> Words and phrases are addressable by name and association;
> unnamed ideas and
> episodic memories are addressable only by association. Once an
> idea gets a
> name or a phrase, it becomes possible to easily build up thoughts
> involving
> that idea, which adds a great deal of complexity to the idea.

Well, in the domain of music, I find I can easily build up really complex
ideas out of huge numbers of unnamed ideas...


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