Error-Reduction and Simplicity : Opposing Goals in Classification Learning

  title={Error-Reduction and Simplicity : Opposing Goals in Classification Learning},
  author={Mark Blair},
Studies of real world experts show that they use different and subtler regularities than novices to make effective classifications. In laboratory studies of learning however, participants have a strong preference for simple cue sets, even at the expense of accuracy. The present experiments investigate participants’ ability to use subtle stimulus dimensions in order to eliminate category exceptions. Results show that some participants were able to use the optimal 3cue set, but many could not… CONTINUE READING
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