• Computer Science
  • Published 2003

Theory-Based Induction

@inproceedings{Kemp2003TheoryBasedI,
  title={Theory-Based Induction},
  author={Charles Kemp and Joshua B. Tenenbaum},
  year={2003}
}
We show how an abstract domain theory can be incorporated into a rational statistical model of induction. In particular, we describe a Bayesian model of category-based induction, and generate the prior distribution for our model using a formal theory of the distribution of biological properties across classes of biological kinds. Our theory-based model is both more principled than previous approaches and better able to account for human ratings of argument strength. Philosophers since Hume have… CONTINUE READING

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