Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Vector symbolic architectures are a viable alternative for Jackendoff's challenges

Ross W. Gayler a1
a1 Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia

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The authors, on the basis of brief arguments, have dismissed tensor networks as a viable response to Jackendoff's challenges. However, there are reasons to believe that connectionist approaches descended from tensor networks are actually very well suited to answering Jackendoff's challenges. I rebut their arguments for dismissing tensor networks and briefly compare the approaches.