Explicit rules are unnecessary

Connectionist networks exhibit lawful behaviour without following explicit rules. Reguarlities emerge from the interactions of low-level processing units not from the application of high-level rules.

A network's behaviour may be characterizable by high level rules, but none are involved in its underlying mechanism.

David Rumelhart, James McClelland, & FARG 1986.


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