On the potential of non-classical constituency
SourceActa Analytica, 22, (1998), pp. 23-42
Article / Letter to editor
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SW OZ DCC AI
SubjectAction, intention, and motor control
The frame problem arises in contexts where a potentially large amount of complex knowldge is involved. If the connectionist approach to the frame problem has chances to succeed, as argued o.a. by Horgan & Tienson (1997), then connectionism has to prove that its models can represent and use well-structured information. The key question for the viability of connectionism is whether representations with some kind of non-classical encoding of constituency are susceptible to richly structure-sensitive processing. I will examine the RAAM-based work of David Chalmers in some detail and point out three reasons for doubting that work of this kind can scale up to the extent required for dealing with the frame problem. I will conclude that connectionism as of yet has no principled and satisfactory way of effectively representing structured information in a distributed way. Hence, the frame problem provides a difficulty to connectionism that is no less serious than the obstacle it constitutes for classical cognitive science.
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