Energy and the Behavior of Connectionist Models.
ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Massively parallel connectionist computational models are playing an increasingly important role in cognitive science. Establishing the behavioral correctness of a connectionist model is exceedingly difficult, as it is with any complex system. For a restricted class of models, one can define an analog to the energy function of physics and this can be used to help prove properties of a network. This paper explores energy and other techniques for establishing that a network meets its specifications. The treatment is elementary, computational, and focuses on specific examples. No free lunch is offered.
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