Disconcepts and fuzzy cognitive maps

  • Thapa R. B. 
  • Sadananda R. 
Neural Networks
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1342)


Formal reasoning involves establishment of causal relationships between concepts and a process of chaining through them. Cognitive maps and Fuzzy Cognitive Maps have been proposed as formalisms. In this paper we examine Fuzzy Cognitive Maps with Concepts as nodes and bivalent outputs, and point out inadequacies of such formalism. We propose the introduction of Disconcepts to meet this situation. We demonstrate the strength of resulting formalism by examples.


Temporal associative memory concept disconcept neural networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thapa R. B. 
    • 1
  • Sadananda R. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Information Management ProgramAsian Institute of TechnologyKlong Luang, Pathumthani

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