At Barry's request, here is the ref for the Farmer paper I mentioned:
Farmer, J. D. 1990, 'A Rosetta stone for connectionism', Physica D, Vol. 42
It's aimed mainly at a synthesis of the complex adaptive systems approaches
to connectionist models.
Definitively worth a read.
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