Definition of parallel distributed processing in English:

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parallel distributed processing

(abbreviation PDP)

noun

Another term for connectionism.
Example sentences
  • Much contemporary work in cognitive science on the set of models known as connectionist or parallel distributed processing models seems to share behaviorism's anti-nativism about learning.
  • Sympathy with Chomsky's approach to language often goes along with a lack of interest in other approaches, such as those explored by psychologists in recent years under labels such as connectionism and parallel distributed processing.
  • If one prefers a parallel distributed processing framework, then a word frequency effect is attributable to the connection weights on whichever pathway is used to translate orthography to phonology.

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Syllabification: par·al·lel dis·trib·ut·ed pro·cess·ing

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