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On the Synthesis of Finite-State Machines from Samples of Their Behavior
The Nerode realization technique for synthesizing finite-state machines from their associated right-invariant equivalence relations is modified to give a method for synthesizing machines from finite…
Connectionist Models and Their Properties
Much of the progress in the fields constituting cognitive science has been based upon the use of explicit information processing models, almost exclusively patterned after conventional serial…
From Molecule to Metaphor - A Neural Theory of Language
- J. Feldman
- 19 May 2006
Jerome Feldman proposes a theory of language and thought that treats language not as an abstract symbol system but as a human biological ability that can be studied as a function of the brain, as vision and motor control are studied.
When push comes to shove: a computational model of the role of motor control in the acquisition of action verbs
This dissertation explores the hypothesis that to explain the acquisition and use of action verbs, motor control must be taken into account and presents a model of embodied semantics based on the principles of neural computation in general and on the human motor system in particular.
Embodied meaning in a neural theory of language
Programming Distributed Systems
The Computer Science Department of the University of Rochester has, from its inception in 1974, directed much of its research effort toward a better understanding of distributed computing.
Best-fit constructional analysis
This dissertation describes a process called best-fit constructional analysis and the associated implementation called the Constructional Analyzer, which takes an utterance as input and performs deep semantic analysis, mapping the utterance onto its most likely interpretation.
Modeling Embodied Lexical Development
The verb learning model is placed in the broader context of the L0 project on embodied natural language and its acquisition and employs a novel form of active representation and is explicitly intended to be neurally plausible.
Embodied Verbal Semantics: Evidence from an Image-Verb Matching Task
The results support the hypothesis that understanding action language requires the activation of effector-specific neural circuitry in the human mirror system.