Guest Editorial Special Issue on Perception and Emotion Based Reasoning many thanks go to the referees: Perception and Emotion Based Reasoning: A Connectionist Approach

Anton Železnikar, Franz Kurfess, Zhongzhi Shi, George Tecuci, Marco Botta, Woo Cheon, Ralf Birkenhead, Peter Innocent, Jenny Carter, John, Aladdin Ayesh
2003 Informatica   unpublished
Our reasoning process uses and is influenced by our perception model of the environment stimuli and by our memorization of related experiences, beliefs, and emotions that are associated with each stimulus, whilst taking in considerations other factors such as time and space. These two processes of modelling and memorization happen in real time while interspersing with each other in a manner they almost seem as if they are one process. This is often referred to as cognition. In this paper we
more » ... ide a simplified model of this complicated relationship between emotions, perceptions and our behaviour to produce a model that can be used in software agents and humanized robots. − | to notate the inferencing operation. Two forms of this entailment operator are used, we may refer to the first as a free form − | in which inferencing is done over factors free from association. The second form is a bound form p − | in which the inferencing is done under the binding element that is P in this case. Definition 9-Given a set of input perceptions P if TOM − | P then TOM p − | (O, E) where O is a set of objects and E is a set of emotions. ♦ Definition 9 states that no inferencing can be done unless the input set of perceptions P is derivable from the model TOM. If so, then under the set of perceptions P TOM can entail a tuple of objects and emotions (O, E). We needed this condition as we limit our system to the preset perceptions. In future development we hope to waive this restriction. The following corollary clarifies the meaning of TOM p