Perspectives of Neural-Symbolic Integration by Barbara Hammer

Perspectives of Neural-Symbolic Integration

byBarbara HammerEditorPascal Hitzler

Paperback | November 25, 2010

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The human brain possesses the remarkable capability of understanding, - terpreting, and producing human language, thereby relying mostly on the left hemisphere. The ability to acquire language is innate as can be seen from d- orders such as speci?c language impairment (SLI), which manifests itself in a missing sense for grammaticality. Language exhibits strong compositionality and structure. Hence biological neural networks are naturally connected to processing and generation of high-level symbolic structures. Unlike their biological counterparts, arti?cial neural networks and logic do not form such a close liason. Symbolic inference mechanisms and statistical machine learning constitute two major and very di?erent paradigms in ar- ?cial intelligence which both have their strengths and weaknesses: Statistical methods o?er ?exible and highly e?ective tools which are ideally suited for possibly corrupted or noisy data, high uncertainty and missing information as occur in everyday life such as sensor streams in robotics, measurements in medicine such as EEG and EKG, ?nancial and market indices, etc. The m- els, however, are often reduced to black box mechanisms which complicate the integration of prior high level knowledge or human inspection, and they lack theabilitytocopewitharichstructureofobjects,classes,andrelations. S- bolic mechanisms, on the other hand, are perfectly applicative for intuitive human-machine interaction, the integration of complex prior knowledge, and well founded recursive inference. Their capability of dealing with uncertainty andnoiseandtheire?ciencywhenaddressingcorruptedlargescalereal-world data sets, however, is limited. Thus, the inherent strengths and weaknesses of these two methods ideally complement each other.
Title:Perspectives of Neural-Symbolic IntegrationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:319 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:319 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:November 25, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Structured Data and Neural Networks.- Kernels for Strings and Graphs.- Comparing Sequence Classification Algorithms for Protein Subcellular Localization.- Mining Structure-Activity Relations in Biological Neural Networks using NeuronRank.- Adaptive Contextual Processing of Structured Data by Recursive Neural Networks: A Survey of Computational Properties.- Markovian Bias of Neural-based Architectures With Feedback Connections.- Time Series Prediction with the Self-Organizing Map: A Review.- A Dual Interaction Perspective for Robot Cognition: Grasping as a "Rosetta Stone".- Logic and Neural Networks.- SHRUTI: A Neurally Motivated Architecture for Rapid, Scalable Inference.- The Core Method: Connectionist Model Generation for First-Order Logic Programs.- Learning Models of Predicate Logical Theories with Neural Networks Based on Topos Theory.- Advances in Neural-Symbolic Learning Systems: Modal and Temporal Reasoning.- Connectionist Representation of Multi-Valued Logic Programs.