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Building Object-based Causal Programs for Human-like Generalization

@article{Zhao2021BuildingOC,
  title={Building Object-based Causal Programs for Human-like Generalization},
  author={Bonan Zhao and Christopher G. Lucas and Neil R. Bramley},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2111.12560}
}
We present a novel task that measures how people generalize objects’ causal powers based on observing a single (Experiment 1) or a few (Experiment 2) causal interactions between object pairs. We propose a computational modeling framework that can synthesize human-like generalization patterns in our task setting, and sheds light on how people may navigate the compositional space of possible causal functions and categories efficiently. Our modeling framework combines a causal function generator… 

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