Investigating Explanation-Based Learning

Investigating Explanation-Based Learning

by Gerald DeJong
     
 

Explanation-Based Learning (EBL) can generally be viewed as substituting background knowledge for the large training set of exemplars needed by conventional or empirical machine learning systems. The background knowledge is used automatically to construct an explanation of a few training exemplars. The learned concept is generalized directly from this explanation. See more details below

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Explanation-Based Learning (EBL) can generally be viewed as substituting background knowledge for the large training set of exemplars needed by conventional or empirical machine learning systems. The background knowledge is used automatically to construct an explanation of a few training exemplars. The learned concept is generalized directly from this explanation.
The first EBL systems of the modern era were Mitchell's LEX2, Silver's LP, and De Jong's KIDNAP natural language system. Two of these systems, Mitchell's and De Jong's, have led to extensive follow-up research in EBL. This book outlines the significant steps in EBL research of the Illinois group under De Jong.
This volume describes theoretical research and computer systems that use a broad range of formalisms: schemas, production systems, qualitative reasoning models, non-monotonic logic, situation calculus, and some home-grown ad hoc representations. This has been done consciously to avoid sacrificing the ultimate research significance in favor of the expediency of any particular formalism.
The ultimate goal, of course, is to adopt (or devise) the right formalism.

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Explanation-based learning (EBL) substitutes background knowledge for the large training set of exemplars needed by conventional or empirical machine learning systems. The background knowledge is used automatically to construct an explanation of a few training exemplars, from which explanation the learned concept is directly generalized. This volume outlines the significant steps in EBL research by DeJong and his research group at the U. of Illinois, describing theoretical research and computer systems that use a broad range of formalisms: schemas, production systems, qualitative reasoning models, non- monotonic logic, situation calculus, and some home-grown ad hoc representations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461366003
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Series:
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science, #120
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

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