What is the Ground? Continuous Maps for Symbol Grounding

Ian PereraUniversity of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States
James AllenUniversity of Rochester

Abstract

Analysis of the Symbol Grounding Problem has typically focused on the nature of symbols and how they tie to perception without focusing on the actual qualities of what the symbols are to be grounded in. We formalize the requirements of the ground and propose a basic model of grounding perceptual primitives to regions in perceptual space that demonstrates the significance of continuous mapping and how it influences categorization and conceptualization of perception. We also outline methods to incorporate continuous grounding into computational systems and the benefits of applying such constraints.

Files

What is the Ground? Continuous Maps for Symbol Grounding (410 KB)



Back to Table of Contents