Modeling binding and cross-modal learning in Markov logic networks

Neurocomputing, 2012
Binding - the ability to combine two or more modal representations of the same entity into a single shared representation - is vital for every cognitive system operating in a complex environment. In order to successfully adapt to changes in a dynamic environment the binding mechanism has to be supplemented with cross-modal learning. In this paper we define the problems of high-level binding and cross-modal learning. By these definitions we model a binding mechanism in a Markov logic network and define its role in a cognitive architecture. We evaluate a prototype binding system off-line, using three different inference methods.


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