Analogy retrieval and processing with distributed vector representations


Author: Tony A. Plate
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Holographic Reduced Representations (HRRs) are a method for encoding nested relational structures in fixed width vector representations. HRRs encode relational structures as vector representations in such a way that the superficial similarity of the vectors reflects both superficial and structural similarity of the relational structures. HRRs support a number of operations that could be very useful in psychological models of human analogy processing: fast estimation of superficial and structural similarity via a vector dot-product; chunking of vector representations; and finding corresponding objects in two structures.

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