Questions tagged [symbolic-computing]

For questions about the use of symbolic computing in AI (like LISP programming language).

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Is there a relationship between Computer Algebra and NLP?

My intuition is that there is some overlap between understanding language and symbolic mathematics (e.g. algebra). The rules of algebra are somewhat like grammar, and the step-by-step arguments get ...
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What is symbol-to-number differentiation?

I recently came across symbol-to-symbol and symbol-to-number differentiation, out of which symbol to symbol seemed fairly straightforward - the computational graph is extended to include gradient ...
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Recent work on “Oracular” systems such as Eliza?

I know Eliza is considered a Natural Language Processing application, but the application of NLP in this context is “Oracular”. What I mean by Oracular is that the systems was designed to produce ...
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What roles knowledge bases play now and will play in the future?

Nowadays, artificial intelligence seems almost equal to machine learning, especially deep learning. Some have said that deep learning will replace human experts, traditionally very important for ...
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Is anybody still researching GOFAI?

A lot of textbooks and introductory lectures typically split AI into connectionism and GOFAI (Good Old Fashioned AI). From a purely technical perspective, it seems that connectionism has grown into ...
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In what ways can connectionist AI be integrated with GOFAI?

In what ways can connectionist artificial intelligence (neural networks) be integrated with Good Old-Fashioned A.I. (GOFAI)? For instance, how could deep neural networks be integrated with knowledge ...
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Can rule induction be considered a way to "hybridize" probabilistic / statistical approaches and symbolic approaches?

In years past, GOFAI (Good Old Fashioned AI) was heavily based on "rules" and symbolic computation based on rules. Unfortunately, that approach ran into stumbling blocks, and the world moved heavily ...
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