Semantic Cognition: A Parallel Distributed Processing Approach

Semantic Cognition: A Parallel Distributed Processing Approach

by Timothy T. Rogers, James L. McClelland
     
 

A mechanistic theory of the representation and use of semantic knowledge that uses distributed connectionist networks as a starting point for a psychological theory of semantic cognition.See more details below

Overview

A mechanistic theory of the representation and use of semantic knowledge that uses distributed connectionist networks as a starting point for a psychological theory of semantic cognition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262182393
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Timothy T. Rogers is a research scientist at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, England.

James L. McClelland is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Computation at Stanford University. He is the coauthor of Parallel Distributed Processing (1986) and Semantic Cognition (2004), both published by the MIT Press.

Table of Contents

1Categories, hierarchies, and theories1
2A PDP theory of semantic cognition49
3Latent hierarchies in distributed representations83
4Emergence of category structure in infancy121
5Naming things : privileged categories, familiarity, typicality, and expertise175
6Category coherence231
7Inductive projection and conceptual reorganization265
8The role of causal knowledge in semantic task performance297
9Core principles, general issues, and future directions347
App. ASimulation details381
App. BTraining patterns393
App. CIndividuating specific items in the input399

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