8Machine Theory Contrib

8Machine Theory Contrib - power(Led to rejection of...

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Contributions of Automata Theory and Theory of Formal Languages 1. Demonstrated the possibility of automatic computational systems that do not employ vital spirits, an immaterial soul, homunculi, and other philosophical embarrassments. 2. Defined formally the notion of computational power and elucidated several distinct levels of computational
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Unformatted text preview: power. (Led to rejection of associationism.) 3. Provided theoretical framework for modern (Chomskyan) linguistics. 4. Provided theoretical framework for the digital computer—the most important source of models and analogies for cognitive scientists. 5. Provided the foundations of the Computational Theory of Mind....
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 387R taught by Professor Diehl during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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