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associator

[ə′sō·sē‚ād·ər]
(computer science)
A device for bringing like entities into conjunction or juxtaposition.
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There is no simple relationship to our functional elements: In a simple feedback system the function of an associator is carried out by just one comparator.
For the construction of the modified Linear Associator, its learning phase is skipped and a matrix M representing the memory is built.
The knowledge that allows a person to translate heard sound sequences into articulatory sequences, and thereby mediates repetition of both real words and non-words, is contained in the network that connects the acoustic domain to the articulatory motor domain (the acoustic to articulatory motor pattern associator, Figure 4, pathway 7-3).
Learning the Past Tense of English Verbs: The Symbolic Pattern Associator versus Connectionist Models.
The associator provides associations among various information objects such as inputs signals, decisions and effects.
This leaves the internal transducer, channel and net, associator, memory, decider and timer as primarily internal subsystems, with little direct reference to the boundary.
These nine primary subsystems include one dual subsystem (the boundary), one matter-energy-processing subsystem (the converter), and seven information-processing subsystems (the associator, the decider, the input transducer, the internal transducer, the output transducer, the decoder, and the encoder).
These are input transducer, internal transducer, channel and net, decoder, associator, memory, decider, encoder and output transducer.
These are: boundary, ingestor, distributor, converter, producer, storage, extruder, motor, supporter, timer, input transducer, internal transducer, output transducer, channel and net, decoder, associator, memory, decider, encoder and reproducer.
The associator forms enduring associations amongst the items of information in the system.
Miller (1978) assigns the perception process primarily to the decoder subsystem, with some help from the associator subsystem.
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