Concepts in a Probabilistic Language of Thought

@inproceedings{Goodman2014ConceptsIA,
  title={Concepts in a Probabilistic Language of Thought},
  author={Noah D. Goodman and Joshua B. Tenenbaum and Tobias Gerstenberg},
  year={2014}
}
Knowledge organizes our understanding of the world, determining what we expect given what we have already seen. Our predictive representations have two key properties: they are productive, and they are graded. Productive generalization is possible because our knowledge decomposes into concepts—elements of knowledge that are combined and recombined to describe particular situations. Gradedness is the observable effect of accounting for uncertainty—our knowledge encodes degrees of belief that… CONTINUE READING
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