Integrating Symbolic and Sub-symbolic Reasoning
Paper in proceeding, 2016

This paper proposes a way of bridging the gap between symbolic and sub-symbolic reasoning. More precisely, it describes a developing system with bounded rationality that bases its decisions on sub-symbolic as well as symbolic reasoning. The system has a fixed set of needs and its sole goal is to stay alive as long as possible by satisfying those needs. It operates without pre-programmed knowledge of any kind. The learning mechanism consists of several meta-rules that govern the development of its network-based memory structure. The decision making mechanism operates under time constraints and combines symbolic reasoning, aimed at compressing information, with sub-symbolic reasoning, aimed at planning.


Claes Strannegård

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Cognition and Communication

University of Gothenburg

Abdul Rahim Nizamani

University of Gothenburg

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. 9782 171-180
978-3-319-41649-6 (ISBN)

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