Language, Vision, and Music: Report on the Eighth International Workshop on the Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing (CSNLP-8)

  • Paul McKevitt
  • Conn Mulvihill
  • Sean O. Nuallain

Abstract

Language, vision, and music: What common cognitive patterns underlie our competence in these disparate modes of thought? Language (natural and formal), vision, and music seem to share at best the following attributes: a hierarchical organization of constituents, recursivity, metaphor, the possibility of self-reference, ambiguity, and systematicity. Can we propose the existence of a general symbol system with instantiations in these three modes, or is the only commonality to be found at the level of such entities as cerebral columnar automata?
Published
2000-12-15
How to Cite
McKevitt, P., Mulvihill, C., & Nuallain, S. O. (2000). Language, Vision, and Music: Report on the Eighth International Workshop on the Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing (CSNLP-8). AI Magazine, 21(4), 117. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v21i4.1537
Section
Workshop Reports