Complex computer models can involve thousands of variables. But paradoxically, adding more variables can sometimes make them easier to work with.
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?