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associate

[ə′sō·sē‚āt]
(psychology)
An item or event that is linked to another in the mind of an individual.

Associate

Closely connected as in function or office, but having secondary or subordinate status; an architect who has an arrangement with another architect to collaborate in the performance of service for a project, or a series of projects.

associate

In an architectural firm, a member of an architect’s staff who has a special employment agreement.
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The actual encoder and decoder are not described in detail here, as they are merely simple pattern associators which have been demonstrated as effective for this type of task by Barnes and Hampson (1993a, 1993b).
Haikonen starts with an introduction to the topic of cognitive machines before moving on to examine associative neural networks, including a look at the limitations of traditional neural associators.
Because the encoder and decoder are simple (slave) pattern associators which recode input for and decode output from the relational responding machine, the results reported here refer chiefly to the behavior of the central module, the relational responding machine.
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