What are the practical applications of SPA?


#1

Hi all,
I have just started reading about the SPA and (waiting for the ‘How to build a brain’ book to arrive).
Could you please name some practical applications of the SPA?
I mean some real world use cases and scenarios that could be best solved using the SPA.

Thanks!

Erdal


#2

Can you be more specific what you mean with “practical applications”?

A high level description would be that the SPA allows you to integrate symbol-like processing in (spiking) neural networks. I could give a you a list of references of cognitive models that use these technics to model different tasks.

I think @pblouw has been using the SPA for language processing. Maybe that is more what you would think of as “practical”?