Introduction to the 2005 rumelhart prize special issue honoring paul smolensky.

  title={Introduction to the 2005 rumelhart prize special issue honoring paul smolensky.},
  author={Honoring Paul Smolensky},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  volume={30 5},
This special issue honors the research contributions of Dr. Paul Smolensky, recipient of the 2005 David E. Rumelhart Prize. This prize was instituted in 2001, funded by the Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation. The prize is awarded annually to an individual or collaborative team making a significant contemporary contribution to the formal analysis of human cognition. Mathematical modeling of human cognitive processes, formal analysis of language and other products of human… 


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