The Hume Machine. Can associations networks do more than formal rules?
In Stanford Humanities Review Vol.4, n°2 (with G. Teil), pp. 47-66, 1995
By pushing to its extreme conclusions recent accounts of formal reasoning in context, this article claims that a machine that cumulates enough context -in the highly reduced forms of co-occurences of words- is able to capture the solidity of most micro-theories; emergent properties are studied of what is a prototype for a work station allowing social science students to treat full texts in a « quali-quantitative” manner.