Paper: A Connectionist Model Of Some Aspects Of Anaphor Resolution

ACL ID P84-1031
Title A Connectionist Model Of Some Aspects Of Anaphor Resolution
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984
Authors

This paper describes some recent developments in language processing involving computational models which more closely resemble the brain in both structure and function. These models employ a large number of interconnected parallel computational units which communicate via weighted levels of excitation and inhibition. A specific model is described which uses this approach to process some fragments of connected discourse. I CONNECTIONIST MODELS The human brain consists of about i00,000 million neuronal units with between a lO00 and I0,000 connections each. The two main classes of cells in the cortex are the striate and pyramidal cells. The pyramidal cells are generally larse and heavily arborized. They are the main output cells of a region of cortex, and they mediate connections between one...