WikiSilo: A Self-organizing, Crowd Sourcing System for Interdisciplinary Science [Supporting Paper]

Leibovitz, D. P., West, R. L. & Belanger, M. (2014) WikiSilo: A Self-organizing, Crowd Sourcing System for Interdisciplinary Science [Supporting Paper]. Working paper, pp. 1-6. Carleton University. [doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3359.1529]

WikiSilo bases and forksAbstract: WikiSilo is a tool for theorizing across interdisciplinary fields such as Cognitive Science, and provides a vocabulary for talking about the problems of doing so. It can be used to demonstrate that a particular cognitive theory is complete and coherent at multiple levels of discourse, and commensurable with and relevant to a wider domain of cognition. WikiSilo is also a minimalist theory and methodology for effectively doing science. WikiSilo is simultaneously similar to and distinct, as well as integrated and separated from Wikipedia™. This paper will introduce the advantages of WikiSilo for use in the Cognitive Sciences. Note that this paper supports (but was not presented) with:

Leibovitz, D. P., West, R. L. & Belanger, M. (2014) WikiSilo: A Self-organizing, Crowd Sourcing System for Interdisciplinary Science. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2014), Quebec City, Canada. [doi10.13140/2.1.3139.9048]

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WikiSilo bases and forksWikiSilo theory is a minimalist epistemology that supports a unifying discipline within academia. It is supported by the WikiSilo tool (from wikisilo.org), and Wikimergic is its first client.

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  • The Emergic Approach is loosely defined for unifying cognitive modeling.
  • Wikimergic (a product of the Emergic Approach) is used to document (or house) the abstract Emergic Approach. It includes WikiSilo components, and the concrete Emergic Cognitive Model.
  • WikiSilo becomes a minimalist version of the Emergic Approach for science in general. It is housed in the master root level 0 WikiSilo named Wikisilo at wikisilo,org, Simultaneously, Wikimergic has extensions of WikiSilo theory for unifying cognitive modeling.
  • Open-form thinking updates mostly Wikimergic, but WikiSilo as well. Wikimergic becoming suitable for unifying all of science, academia, general learning and decision making. A tool for unifying the world! Nevertheless, because it currently is concretized by ECM, it appears to be targeted for unifying computational modeling.

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WikiSilo.org – Free tools and content to support a unifying discipline within academia

Leibovitz, D. P. (2013) WikiSilo.org – Free tools and content to support a unifying discipline within academia. Wiki software and content accessed November 17, 2013 from http://wikisilo.org/.

Three SilosAbstract: WikiSilo.org (or simply Wikisilo) distributes free software tools and content that support a unifying discipline within academia. This involves a hierarchy of WikiSilos at ever increasing levels, each acting as a unifying base to their unifying forks.

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Dendritic+ Processing in an Emergic Network Model of Narrow Slit Viewing (Poster)

Leibovitz & West (2013) Dendritic+ Processing in an Emergic Network Model of Narrow Slit Viewing (POSTER)Leibovitz, D. P. & West, R. L. (2013) Dendritic+ Processing in an Emergic Network Model of Narrow Slit Viewing. Poster presented to the the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2013), Ottawa: Carleton University. [doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2849.2002] (pdf)

Abstract: Accounting for dendritic+ processing facilitates richer neural encoding schemes that can ultimately lead to simpler networks while improving their neurobiological plausibility. Dendritic+ processing is an example of several modeling tradeoffs: how local complexifications can improve global simplicity, and how functional network circuitry can be traded against representational circuitry. This is demonstrated within a model of narrow slit viewing based on an Emergic Network architecture (Leibovitz & West, 2013).

Keywords: Dendritic processing; Emergic Cognitive Model (ECM); Emergic Network (EN); Flowcentric; Neural coding; Representation; Slit Viewing; Unified Modeling.

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Emergence of Border & Surface Completion (both Spatial and Temporal) in a Flowcentric Model of Narrow Slit Viewing (Invited Talk)

Leibovitz, D. P. & West, R. L. (2013) Emergence of Border & Surface Completion (both Spatial and Temporal) in a Flowcentric Model of Narrow Slit Viewing. Invited talk presented to the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2013), Ottawa: Carleton University. [doi10.13140/RG.2.1.2169.2647] (PPTX; PDF)

Abstract: In this talk, we describe a Leibovitz & West (2013) Emergence of Border & Surface Completion (Talk)model of narrow slit viewing that deals with both spatial and temporal completion for borders and surfaces. The model is based on functionality derived from the dynamic interactions of a neural model. We contrast this model with FACADE, which models vision using neural models of modules corresponding to functionality.

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Emergence of Border & Surface Completion (both Spatial and Temporal) in a Flowcentric Model of Narrow Slit Viewing

Leibovitz, D. P. & West, R. L. (2013) Emergence of Border & Surface Completion (both Spatial and Temporal) in a Flowcentric Model of Narrow Slit Viewing. In R. West & T. Stewart (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2013),  (pp. 1-6). [doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1513.9044] (PDF)

Leibovitz & West (2013) Emergence of Border & Surface Completion (Talk)Abstract: In this paper, we describe a model of narrow slit viewing that deals with both spatial and temporal completion for borders and surfaces. The model is based on functionality derived from the dynamic interactions of a neural model. We contrast this model with FACADE, which models vision using neural models of modules corresponding to functionality.

Keywords: Border completion; Emergence; Emergic Cognitive Model (ECM); FACADE; Flowcentric; Slit Viewing; Spatial; Surface completion; Temporal; Unified Modeling.

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Dendritic+ Processing in an Emergic Network Model of Narrow Slit Viewing

Leibovitz, D. P. & West, R. L. (2013) Dendritic+ Processing in an Emergic Network Model of Narrow Slit Viewing. In R. West & T. Stewart (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2013), pp. 1-6. [doi10.13140/RG.2.1.3242.4165] (PDF)

Leibovitz & West (2013) Dendritic+ Processing in an Emergic Network Model of Narrow Slit ViewingAbstract: Accounting for dendritic+ processing facilitates richer neural encoding schemes that can ultimately lead to simpler networks while improving their neurobiological plausibility. Dendritic+ processing is an example of several modeling tradeoffs: how local complexifications can improve global simplicity, and how functional network circuitry can be traded against representational circuitry. This is demonstrated within a model of narrow slit viewing based on an Emergic Network architecture (Leibovitz & West, 2012).

Keywords: Dendritic processing; Emergic Cognitive Model (ECM); Emergic Network (EN); Flowcentric; Neural coding; Representation; Slit Viewing; Unified Modeling.

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