Dagstuhl talk – Learning action-oriented symbols

A few months back, I attended a Dagstuhl workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning – a meeting that tried to bring together people looking at sub-symbolic (primarily but not exclusively neural network) and symbolic (i.e., logic based) learning and  reasoning.

I gave a talk on “Learning Action-oriented Symbols: Abstractions over Decision Processes”. This was an attempt at synthesising the idea behind a couple of different papers we have worked for over the past two years.

The report associated with this workshop has now been released: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/4884/. It is an interesting collection of ideas, especially if you follow the links to the primary publications and associated background materials.

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