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Learning to Reason with Third Order Tensor Products

Part of: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 31 (NIPS 2018) pre-proceedings

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Conference Event Type: Poster


We combine Recurrent Neural Networks with Tensor Product Representations to learn combinatorial representations of sequential data. This improves symbolic interpretation and systematic generalisation. Our architecture is trained end-to-end through gradient descent on a variety of simple natural language reasoning tasks, significantly outperforming the latest state-of-the-art models in single-task and all-tasks settings. We also augment a subset of the data such that training and test data exhibit large systematic differences and show that our approach generalises better than the previous state-of-the-art.