The DUAL Cognitive Architecture: A Hybrid Multi-Agent Approach

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The DUAL Cognitive Architecture: A Hybrid Multi-Agent Approach
1 A hybrid (symbolic/connectionist) cognitive architecture, DUAL, is proposed. It is a multi-agent system which consist of a large number of non-cognitive, relatively simple agents, and which behaviour emerges from the behaviour of these simple agents and the interactions between them. The agents within this architecture have no internal knowledge base and goals. They are both computational devices and representational elements. They have internal (local) memory and hardwired processes that they can run. DUAL is hybrid at the micro level (i.e. it consists of hybrid agents) rather than at the macro level (i.e. it does not consist of separate symbolic and connectionist modules). From the symbolic perspective each agent represents a piece of world knowledge and performs some specific task while from the connectionist perspective it computes simply the activation level of the agent which reflects its relevance to the context. In this way symbolism and connectionism are considered as dualis...
Boicho N. Kokinov
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Type Conference
Year 1994
Where ECAI
Authors Boicho N. Kokinov
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