Combining a Connectionist Type Hierarchy With a Connectionist Rule-Based Reasoner

@inproceedings{Shastri1991CombiningAC,
  title={Combining a Connectionist Type Hierarchy With a Connectionist Rule-Based Reasoner},
  author={Lokendra Shastri and Deepak R. Mani},
  year={1991}
}
This paper describes an efficient connectionist knowledge representation and reasoning system that combines rule-based reasoning with reasoning about inheritance and classification within an IS-A hierarchy. In addition to a type hierarchy, the proposed system can encode generic facts such as 'Cats prey on birds' and rules such a s 'if z preys on y then y is scared of z ' and use them to infer that Tweety (who is a Canary) is scared of Sylvestor (who is a Cat). The system can also encode… CONTINUE READING

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