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Landmark learning: An illustration of associative search

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In a previous paper we defined the associative search problem and presented a system capable of solving it under certain conditions. In this paper we interpret a spatial learning problem as an associative search task and describe the behavior of an adaptive network capable of solving it. This example shows how naturally the associative search problem can arise and permits the search, association, and generalization properties of the adaptive network to bee clearly illustrated.

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Barto, A.G., Sutton, R.S. Landmark learning: An illustration of associative search. Biol. Cybern. 42, 1–8 (1981).

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