A cognitive architecture for artificial vision

Salvatore Gaglio, Antonio Chella, Marcello Frixione

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A new cognitive architecture for artificial vision is proposed. The architecture, aimed at an autonomous intelligent system, is cognitive in the sense that several cognitive hypotheses have been postulated as guidelines for its design. The first one is the existence of a conceptual representation level between the subsvmbolic level, that processes sensory data, and the linguistic level, that describes scenes by means of a high level language. The conceptual level plays the role of the interpretation domain for the symbols at the linguistic levels. A second cognitive hypothesis concerns the active role of a focus of attention mechanism in the link between the conceptual and the linguistic level: the exploration process of the perceived scene is driven by linguistic and associative expectations. This link is modeled as a time delay attractor neural network. Results are reported obtained by an experimental implementation of the architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-111
Number of pages39
JournalArtificial Intelligence
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Artificial Intelligence


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