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Smolensky, Paul 1955-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 156 publications in 3 languages and 2,775 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Honoree
Classifications: P158.42, 401.93
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Most widely held works by Paul Smolensky
Learnability in optimality theory by Bruce Tesar ( )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The marginal cost and pricing of electricity : an applied approach by Charles J Cicchetti ( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Optimality theory : constraint interaction in generative grammar by Alan Prince ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Available for the first time in book form, Prince and Smolensky's "Optimality Theory" is the seminal work in the field. This influential work defines grammatical well-formedness as optimality with respect to a ranked set of universal constraints. It presents the theory both through examples and formally, emphasizing its core commitments: strict domination, the Markedness/Faithfulness distinction, strong universality of the constraint set, and interlinguistic variation as variation in ranking. It illuminates generalization patterns shared across empirically diverse phenomena ranging from epenthesis to infixation to complex dependencies among prominence, syllabification, stress and word-form. This work derives universals of basic syllable structure and constructs a prosodic theory based on multipolar scales, laying the groundwork for a domain-general approach to gradient interactions. It shows how to obtain universal and language-particular inventories, identifies the role of optimality in structuring the lexicon, and deals with key foundational issues. For the newcomer, this pivotal work serves as an excellent introduction to the principles and practice of optimality theory. For the professional audience, it will suggest many directions for further exploration and development
The harmonic mind : from neural computation to optimality-theoretic grammar by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical perspectives on neural networks by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent years have seen an explosion of new mathematical results on learning and processing in neural networks. This body of results rests on a breadth of mathematical background which even few specialists possess. In a format intermediate between a textbook and a collection of research articles, this book has been assembled to present a sample of these results, and to fill in the necessary background, in such areas as computability theory, computational complexity theory, the theory of analog computation, stochastic processes, dynamical systems, control theory, time-series analysis, Bayesian a
The harmonic mind by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The harmonic mind by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cognitive architecture ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linguistic and philosophical implications ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skeletonization : a technique for trimming the fat from a network via relevance assessment by Michael C Mozer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "This paper proposes a means of using the knowledge in a network to determine the functionality or relevance of individual units, both for the purpose of understanding the network's behavior and improving its performance. The basic idea is to iteratively train the network to a certain performance criterion, compute a measure of relevance that identifies which input or hidden units are most critical to performance, and automatically trim the least relevant units
Il connessionismo : tra simboli e neuroni by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Implementing a connectionist production system using tensor products by Charles P Dolan ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saitekisei riron : seisei bunpō ni okeru seiyaku sōgo sayō by Alan Prince ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzing a connectionist model as a system of soft rules by Clayton McMillan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harmony theory : problem solving, parallel cognitive models, and thermal physics by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first paper describes a parallel model designed to solve a class of relatively simple problems from elementary physics, and discusses the implications for models of problem solving in general. The authors show how one of the most salient features of problem solving, sequentiality, can emerge naturally within a parallel model that has no explicit knowledge of how to sequence analysis. This model exploits a new type of parallel distributed processing that employs stochastic processors and is based on a formal mapping between parallel computation and thermal physics. The mathematical theory is this type of processing-harmony theory-is discussed in the second and third papers. (Author)
Harmony theory : a mathematical framework for stochastic parallel processing by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Given a set of stimuli presenting views of some environment, how can one characterize the natural modules or objects that compose the environment? Should a given set of items be encoded as a collection of instances or as a set of rules? Restricted formulations of these questions are analyzed within a new mathematical framework that describes stochastic parallel computation. An algorithm is given for simulating this computation once schemas encoding the modules of the environment have been selected. The concept of computational temperature is introduced. As this temperature is lowered, the system appears to display a dramatic tendency to coherently interpret input, even if the evidence for any particular interpretation is very weak. (Author)
A method for connectionist variable binding by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On variable binding and the representation of symbolic structures in connectionist systems by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Application of the interactive activation model to document retrieval by Jonathan Bein ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Connectionism, constituency, and the language of thought by Paul Smolensky ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
スモレンスキー, ポール
Languages
English (101)
Italian (3)
Japanese (2)
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