Transparent Neural Networks

Integrating Concept Formation and Reasoning
  • Claes Strannegård
  • Olle Häggström
  • Johan Wessberg
  • Christian Balkenius
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7716)


We present the transparent neural networks, a graph-based computational model that was designed with the aim of facilitating human understanding. We also give an algorithm for developing such networks automatically by interacting with the environment. This is done by adding and removing structures for spatial and temporal memory. Thus we automatically obtain a monolithic computational model which integrates concept formation with deductive, inductive, and abductive reasoning.


transparent neural networks developmental robotics concept formation deductive reasoning inductive reasoning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claes Strannegård
    • 1
    • 2
  • Olle Häggström
    • 3
  • Johan Wessberg
    • 4
  • Christian Balkenius
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of ScienceUniversity of GothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Applied Information TechnologyChalmers University of TechnologySweden
  3. 3.Department of Mathematical SciencesChalmers University of TechnologySweden
  4. 4.Institute of Neuroscience and PhysiologyUniversity of GothenburgSweden
  5. 5.Department of PhilosophyLund UniversitySweden

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