Towards a New Cognitive Hourglass: Uniform Implementation of Cognitive Architecture via Factor Graphs


As cognitive architectures become ever more ambitious in the range of phenomena they are to assist in producing and modeling, there is increasing pressure for diversity in the mechanisms they embody. Yet uniformity remains critical for both elegance and extensibility. Here, the search for uniformity is continued, but shifted downwards in the cognitive hierarchy to the implementation level. Factor graphs are explored as a promising core, with initial steps towards a reimplementation of Soar. The ultimate aim is a uniform implementation level for cognitive architectures affording both heightened elegance and expanded coverage.

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