Smolensky, Paul 1955
Overview
Works:  46 works in 161 publications in 3 languages and 3,268 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree 
Classifications:  P158.42, 338.43363620973 
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Most widely held works about
Paul Smolensky
 Smolensky and Fodor on connectionism by Yorick Wilks( Book )
 Connectionist vs. "classical" cognitive architecture : the debate between Fodor, Pylyshyn, and Smolensky by Ramon A Das( )
Most widely held works by
Paul Smolensky
The marginal cost and pricing of electricity : an applied approach by
Charles J Cicchetti(
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12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The harmonic mind : from neural computation to optimalitytheoretic grammar by
Paul Smolensky(
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27 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learnability in optimality theory by
Bruce Tesar(
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13 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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13 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Optimality theory : constraint interaction in generative grammar by
Alan Prince(
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21 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This influential study defines grammatical wellformedness as optimality with repect to a ranked set of universal constraints. It presents the theory both through examples, and formally, emphasising its core commitments
21 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This influential study defines grammatical wellformedness as optimality with repect to a ranked set of universal constraints. It presents the theory both through examples, and formally, emphasising its core commitments
Mathematical perspectives on neural networks by
Paul Smolensky(
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9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 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, timeseries analysis, Bayesian a
9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 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, timeseries analysis, Bayesian a
The harmonic mind by
Paul Smolensky(
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17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il connessionismo : tra simboli e neuroni by
Paul Smolensky(
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2 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cognitive architecture(
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1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linguistic and philosophical implications(
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1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Implementing a connectionist production system using tensor products by Charles P Dolan(
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4 editions published in 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzing a connectionist model as a system of soft rules by Clayton McMillan(
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3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skeletonization : a technique for trimming the fat from a network via relevance assessment by
Michael C Mozer(
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2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This skeletonization technique can be used to simplify networks by eliminating units that convey redundant information; to improve learning performance by first learning with spare hidden units and then trimming the unnecessary ones away, thereby constraining generalization; and to understand the behaviour of networks in terms of minimal rules."
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This skeletonization technique can be used to simplify networks by eliminating units that convey redundant information; to improve learning performance by first learning with spare hidden units and then trimming the unnecessary ones away, thereby constraining generalization; and to understand the behaviour of networks in terms of minimal rules."
2005 Rumelhart Prize special issue honoring Paul Smolensky : optimization and grammar in the cognitive science of language(
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2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harmony theory : problem solving, parallel cognitive models, and thermal physics by
Paul Smolensky(
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2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document consists of three papers. The first, "a Parallel Model of (Sequential) Problem Solving," describes a parallel model designed to solve a class of relatively simple problems from elementary physics and discusses implications for models of problemsolving in general. It is shown that 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 of this type of processing (harmony theory) is discussed in the second and third papers. Titles of these papers are, respectively, "The Mathematical Role of SelfConsistency in Parallel Computation" and "Harmony Theory: Thermal Parallel Models in a Computational Context." The latter paper discusses thermal models which employ stochastic processors and rely on a formal mapping between parallel computation and statistical physics. A special subclass of thermal models (harmony theory) is defined as the implementationlevel description of a general mathematical frame work for studying cognition. This theory is presented at the computational, algorithmic, and implementation levels. (Author/JN)
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This document consists of three papers. The first, "a Parallel Model of (Sequential) Problem Solving," describes a parallel model designed to solve a class of relatively simple problems from elementary physics and discusses implications for models of problemsolving in general. It is shown that 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 of this type of processing (harmony theory) is discussed in the second and third papers. Titles of these papers are, respectively, "The Mathematical Role of SelfConsistency in Parallel Computation" and "Harmony Theory: Thermal Parallel Models in a Computational Context." The latter paper discusses thermal models which employ stochastic processors and rely on a formal mapping between parallel computation and statistical physics. A special subclass of thermal models (harmony theory) is defined as the implementationlevel description of a general mathematical frame work for studying cognition. This theory is presented at the computational, algorithmic, and implementation levels. (Author/JN)
A method for connectionist variable binding by
Paul Smolensky(
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2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harmony theory : a mathematical framework for stochastic parallel processing by
Paul Smolensky(
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2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper presents preliminary results of research founded on the hypothesis that in real environments there exist regularities that can be idealized as mathematical structures that are simple enough to be analyzed. The author considered three steps in analyzing the encoding of modularity of the environment. First, a general information processing task for a cognitive system, "completion," is described. Second, the entities of schemas for encoding the environmental modules and how they are used by the cognitive system to perform its task are discussed. Finally, a criterion for how the encoding of the environment into schemas should be done is presented. The paper is divided into sections on Completions and Schemas, Harmony and Computational Temperature, Cooling the System, Cognitive Crystallization, Schema Selection, Perceptual Grouping, Rules versus Instances, and Higher Level Analyses. An appendix presents the Formal Framework of Harmony Theory. A list of other reports and personnel is also included. (Mns)
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper presents preliminary results of research founded on the hypothesis that in real environments there exist regularities that can be idealized as mathematical structures that are simple enough to be analyzed. The author considered three steps in analyzing the encoding of modularity of the environment. First, a general information processing task for a cognitive system, "completion," is described. Second, the entities of schemas for encoding the environmental modules and how they are used by the cognitive system to perform its task are discussed. Finally, a criterion for how the encoding of the environment into schemas should be done is presented. The paper is divided into sections on Completions and Schemas, Harmony and Computational Temperature, Cooling the System, Cognitive Crystallization, Schema Selection, Perceptual Grouping, Rules versus Instances, and Higher Level Analyses. An appendix presents the Formal Framework of Harmony Theory. A list of other reports and personnel is also included. (Mns)
Connectionism, constituency, and the language of thought by
Paul Smolensky(
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2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Application of the interactive activation model to document retrieval by Jonathan Bein(
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1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1988 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(
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2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the 1993 Connectionist Models Summer School by
Michael C Mozer(
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3 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The result of the 1993 Connectionist Models Summer School, the papers in this volume exemplify the tremendous breadth and depth of research underway in the field of neural networks. Although the slant of the summer school has always leaned toward cognitive science and artificial intelligence, the diverse scientific backgrounds and research interests of accepted students and invited faculty reflect the broad spectrum of areas contributing to neural networks, including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics. Providing an
3 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The result of the 1993 Connectionist Models Summer School, the papers in this volume exemplify the tremendous breadth and depth of research underway in the field of neural networks. Although the slant of the summer school has always leaned toward cognitive science and artificial intelligence, the diverse scientific backgrounds and research interests of accepted students and invited faculty reflect the broad spectrum of areas contributing to neural networks, including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics. Providing an
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