Leech, Robert and Mareschal, Denis and Cooper, Richard P. (2003) A connectionist account of analogical development. In: 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2003, July 31 - August 2, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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We present a connectionist model that provides a mechanistic account of the development of simple relational analogy completion. Drawing analogies arises as a bi-product of pattern completion in a network that learns input/output pairings representing relational information. Analogy is achieved by an initial example of a relation priming the network such that the subsequent presentation of an input produces the correct analogical response. The results show that the model successfully solves simple A:B::C:D analogies and that its developmental trajectory closely parallels that of children. Finally, the model makes two strong empirical predictions.
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|School or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Sandra Plummer|
|Date Deposited:||19 Nov 2007 14:51|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:33|
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