An Algorithm that Infers Theories from Facts

@inproceedings{Shapiro1981AnAT,
  title={An Algorithm that Infers Theories from Facts},
  author={Ehud Y. Shapiro},
  booktitle={IJCAI},
  year={1981}
}
A framework for inductive inference in logic is presented: a Model Inference Problem is defined, and it is shown that problems of machine learning and program synthesis from examples can be formulated naturally as model inference problems. A general, incremental inductive inference algorithm for solving model inference problems is developed. This algorithm is based on Popper's methodology of conjectures and refutations [ I I ] . The algorithm can be shown to identify in the limit [3] any model… CONTINUE READING

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