EURISKO: A Program That Learns New Heuristics and Domain Concepts

@article{Lenat1983EURISKOAP,
  title={EURISKO: A Program That Learns New Heuristics and Domain Concepts},
  author={Douglas B. Lenat},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={1983},
  volume={21},
  pages={61-98}
}
The AM program, an early attempt to mechanize learning by discovery, has recently been expanded and extended to several other task domains. AM's ultimate failure apparently was due to its inability to discover new, powerful, domain-specific heuristics for the various new fields it uncovered. At that time, it seemed straight-forward to simply add 'Heuristics' as one more field in which to let AM explore, observe, define, and develop. That task-learning new heuristics by discovery-turned out to… CONTINUE READING

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