Keywords: Artificial Neural Networks, Hybrid Neural Systems, Connectionism, Hybrid Symbolic Neural Architectures, Cognitive Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Language Processing
The aim of this book is to present a broad spectrum of current research in hybrid neural systems, and advance the state of the art in neural networks and artificial intelligence. Hybrid neural systems are computational systems which are based mainly on artificial neural networks but which also allow a symbolic interpretation or interaction with symbolic components. This book focuses on the following issues related to different types of representation: How does neural representation contribute to the success of hybrid systems? How does symbolic representation supplement neural representation? How can these types of representation be combined? How can we utilize their interaction and synergy? How can we develop neural and hybrid systems for new domains? What are the strengths and weaknesses of hybrid neural techniques? Are current principles and methodologies in hybrid neural systems useful? How can they be extended? What will be the impact of hybrid and neural techniques in the future?