What Might Category Theory do for Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science? – DDJ

What Might Category Theory do for Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science?

Apr 25, 2010

In August 2008, I posted a series of answers to the question “Why should we beinterested in category theory?” on theA Categorical Manifestothread in the n-Category Café blog. Category theoryis a mathematical tooloften used to elucidate similarities between apparentlyunrelated pieces of mathematics. I suggested it coulddo the same for AI and cognitive science, and discussedexamples that include neural nets, holographic reduced representations, Prolog-stye unification, analogical reasoning, and understanding metaphors. Hereis the same posting, with an informal explanationof category theory added, and the rest made intelligible (I hope) to non-category-theorists.

interesting, has this ever surfaced in information retrieval?

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