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17 November 2000, Computational Logic Seminar

17 November 2000, Computational Logic Seminar
Speaker: Rens Bod, UvA
Title: DOP as a Cognitive Model in Action
Date and Time: November 17, 2000, 13.30-14.30
Place: ILLC, Plantage Muidergracht 24, Amsterdam , room P.327

Abstract:
The Data-Oriented Parsing (DOP) model is an experience-based learning technique which has been quite successful in natural language processing. In this talk I will generalize DOP towards a unifying model for human cognition. This model assumes that cognition (learning, reasoning, information processing etc) works with representations of previous experiences rather than with abstract rules. It operates by combining fragments from previous representations into new representations. The frequencies of occurrence of these fragments are used to determine the most probable representation out of all possible representations that can be constructed in this way.

I will start by giving an overview of DOP from a multimodal perspective (language, music and vision), and then suggest how the model may be applied to automated reasoning: given a corpus of proof trees of previous theorems, new theorems can be proved by combining partial proof trees in the most probable way.

For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/~mdr/ACLG/Local/seminar00-2.html.

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