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Abstract: "This report contains three papers on symbol processing in connectionist networks. The first two, 'A Computational Basis for Phonology' and 'Rationale for Many Maps' Phonology Machine,' present the latest results of our ongoing project to develop a connectionist explanation for the regularities and peculiarities of human phonological behavior. The third paper, 'Rule Representations in a Connectionist Chunker,' introduces a new rule chunking architecture based on competitive learning, and compares its performance with that of a backpropagation-based chunker. Earlier work in these areas was described in report CMU-CS-89-158."