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Parallels between Vision and Language Understanding ?

Arthur T. Murray uj797 at freenet.Victoria.BC.CA
Mon May 19 16:36:00 EST 1997


Gregor Hoffleit <flight at mathi.uni-heidelberg.de> in comp.ai.nat-lang:

> I'm looking for information about research regarding parallels in
> vision and language understanding. Does anybody know of projects
> dealing with this relation ?  [...]

A linguistic theory of mind available by Web search on "Mentifex"
uses visual engrams made of extracted features as memory "slices"
which cause recognized visual inputs to activate verbal concepts:

  /^^^^^^^^^^^\ Vision > Consciousness < Audition /^^^^^^^^^^^\
 /  inputs to  \         associative________     /  inputs to  \
|visual/--------|-------\  memory  / syntax \   |auditory memory|
|memory|  recog-|nition |          \________/<--|-------------\ |
|   ___|___     |       |  flush-vector|  spiral|    _______  | |
|  /image  \    |     __|___        ___V___ loop|   /stored \ | |
| / percept \   |    /deep  \<-----/lexical\<---|--/ phonemes\| |
| \ engrams /<--|-->/concepts\--->/concepts \---|->\ of words/  |
|  \_______/    |   \________/    \_________/   |   \_______/   |



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