Accession Number:

ADA170324

Title:

Energy and the Behavior of Connectionist Models.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE