Human-Like Neural-Symbolic Computing (Dagstuhl Seminar 17192)

Authors Tarek R. Besold, Artur d'Avila Garcez, Luis C. Lamb and all authors of the abstracts in this report

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Tarek R. Besold
Artur d'Avila Garcez
Luis C. Lamb
and all authors of the abstracts in this report

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Tarek R. Besold, Artur d'Avila Garcez, and Luis C. Lamb. Human-Like Neural-Symbolic Computing (Dagstuhl Seminar 17192). In Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp. 56-83, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)


This report documents the program and the outcomes of Dagstuhl Seminar 17192 "Human-Like Neural-Symbolic Computing", held from May 7th to 12th, 2017. The underlying idea of Human-Like Computing is to incorporate into Computer Science aspects of how humans learn, reason and compute. Whilst recognising the relevant scientific trends in big data and deep learning, capable of achieving state-of-the-art performance in speech recognition and computer vision tasks, limited progress has been made towards understanding the principles underlying language and vision understanding. Under the assumption that neural-symbolic computing - the study of logic and connectionism as well statistical approaches - can offer new insight into this problem, the seminar brought together computer scientists, but also specialists on artificial intelligence, cognitive science, machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, computer vision, neural computation, and natural language processing. The seminar consisted of contributed and invited talks, breakout and joint group discussion sessions, and a hackathon. It was built upon previous seminars and workshops on the integration of computational learning and symbolic reasoning, such as the Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy) workshop series, and the previous Dagstuhl Seminar 14381: Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning.
  • Deep Learning
  • Human-like computing
  • Multimodal learning
  • Natural language processing
  • Neural-symbolic integration


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