In previous blog posts I have already talked about Logic Tensor Networks in general, their relation to Conceptual Spaces, and several additional membership functions that are in line with the Conceptual Spaces framework. As I already mentioned before, I want to apply them in a “proof of concept” scenario. Today I’m going to sketch this scenario in more detail.
It has been quite some time since my last blog post (more than two months actually!) and the question is: What has happened?
Last time, I gave a rough outline of a hybrid approach for obtaining the dimensions of a conceptual space that uses both multidimensional scaling (MDS) and artificial neural networks (ANNs) . Today, I will show our first results (which we will present next week at the AIC workshop in Palermo).
In earlier blog posts, I have already talked about two ways of obtaining the dimensions of a conceptual space: Neural networks such as InfoGAN on the one hand and multidimensional scaling (MDS) on the other hand. Over the past few months, in a collaboration with Elektra Kypridemou, I have worked on a way of combining these two approaches. Today, I would like to give a quick overview of our recent proposal .
I’ve already talked about how to potentially obtain the dimensions of a conceptual space with artificial neural networks in a previous blog post. That approach is based on machine learning techniques, but there’s also a more traditional way of extracting a conceptual space: Conducting a psychological experiment and using a type of algorithm called “multidimensional scaling”. Today, I would like to give a quick overview of this approach.