Induction: Processes of Inference, Learning, and Discovery

  title={Induction: Processes of Inference, Learning, and Discovery},
  author={J. H. Holland and K. Holyoak and R. Nisbett and P. Thagard and S. Smoliar},
  journal={IEEE Expert},
Two psychologists, a computer scientist, and a philosopher have collaborated to present a framework for understanding processes of inductive reasoning and learning in organisms and machines. Theirs is the first major effort to bring the ideas of several disciplines to bear on a subject that has been a topic of investigation since the time of Socrates. The result is an integrated account that treats problem solving and induction in terms of rule-based mental models. Induction is included in the… Expand
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