A general framework for induction and a study of selective induction

  title={A general framework for induction and a study of selective induction},
  author={Larry A. Rendell},
  journal={Machine Learning},
This paper has two major parts. The first is an extensive analysis of the problem of induction, and the second part is a detailed study of selective induction. Throughout the paper we integrate a number of notions, mainly from artificial intelligence, but also from pattern recognition and cognitive psychology. The result is a synthetic view which exploits uncertainty, task-guidance, and biases such as language restriction. Some of the main themes and contributions are as follows. (1) Practical… CONTINUE READING


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