Integrating Symbolic and Sub-symbolic Reasoning
Paper in proceedings, 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.