gthomson at MAC.COM
Fri Mar 23 03:01:00 UTC 2001
At 08:59 -0600 22/03/01, Sydney Lamb wrote:
>On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, dan everett wrote:
>> The basic idea is that phonological representations require the use of
>> variables and cannot be accounted for by different strengths of
>> connections or statistical generalizations. Evidence for variables is
>> problematic for connectionism.
>Variables are problematic only for a simple-minded version of
>connectionism such as the well-known version of Rumelhart &
>McClellan and their colleagues, with its limitation to three
>layers, etc. But that simple-minded version has to be rejected
>anyway as neurologically implausible.
> - Syd Lamb
I don't know that it is clear what sense of "variables" is intended here.
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