UTCS Artificial Intelligence
Semantic Effect on Episodic Associations
Active from 1998 - 2002
Based on empirical results, we are developing a model of how humans form episodic associations between words, and how such associations are affected by existing semantic memory. A spreading activation process on a self-organizing map of word meanings matches the experiments well, and leads to several interesting predictions about neighborhood effects and impaired association performance under schizophrenia.
yarons [at] alice nc huji ac il