On Friday, 1st of December, I gave an invited talk in the IGERT seminar series at UCSB. The talk was titled Language, Learning and Multimodal Systems: Technological, Cognitive and Philosophical Perspectives. After the talk (pdf, 5Mb), there was a lively discussion ranging from methodological issues to societal and philosophical ones.
Many broad issues in the talk were touched upon only briefly. Below there are some references for more information (some are available online; please, ask for those which are not).
Honkela, T. Von Foerster Meets Kohonen - Approaches to Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Information Systems Development. Kybernetes, 2005. 31(1/2):40-53.
Honkela, T. Self-Organizing Maps in Symbol Processing. Hybrid Neural Systems, Stefan Wermter, Ron Sun (eds.), Springer, Heidelberg, 2000, pp. 348-362.
Honkela, T., Pulkki, V. and Kohonen, T.. Contextual Relations of Words in Grimm Tales Analyzed by Self-Organizing Map. Proceedings of International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN-95, EC2 et Cie, Paris, 1995, pp. 3-7.
Honkela, T. and Vepsäläinen, A.M. Interpreting Imprecise Expressions: Experiments with Kohonen's Self-Organizing Maps and Associative Memory. Proceedins of ICANN-91 (Artificial Neural Networks), North-Holland, vol. I, 1991, pp. 897-902.
Jäppinen, H., Honkela, T., Hyötyniemi, H. and Lehtola, A. A Multilevel Natural Language Processing Model. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 1988, 11:69-87.
Knuuttila, T. and Honkela, T. Questioning External and Internal Representation: The Case of Scientific Models. L. Magnani, and R. Dossena (eds), Computing, Philosophy, and Cognition, College Publishing, London, 2005, pp. 209-226.
Laaksonen, J. and Viitaniemi, V. Emergence of ontological relations from visual data with Self-Organizing Maps. Proceedings of SCAI 2006, Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 31-38.
Legrady, G. and Honkela, T. Pockets Full of Memories: an interactive museum installation. Visual Communication, 1(2): 163-169, 2002.
Lindh-Knuutila, T., Honkela, T. and Lagus, K. Simulating Meaning Negotiation using Observational Language Games. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on the Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication, Rome, Italy, September, 2006.
Sjöberg, M., Viitaniemi, V., Laaksonen, J. and Honkela, T. Analysis of Semantic Information Available in an Image Collection Augmented with Auxiliary Data. Proceedings of AIAI 2006, Athens, Greece, 2006, pp. 600-608.