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Creating Input Sets For Inductive Learning From Simple Events
Author(s): Brian Tillotson; Charlotte Lin; James Bezdek
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Paper Abstract

Autonomous machines such as a planetary explorer must learn from the real universe, which can be seen as a single event of infinite complexity or as an infinite set of trivial events. Current inductive learning systems generalize from a finite set of events provided by a human teacher or a software environment. Even a constrained universe is difficult to represent as a finite set of events comprising various types of useful information. Cues used by humans to perform this representation task include temporal or spatial relationships among environmental data. We discuss a method for identifying meaningful complex events in the universe of an autonomous learning robot. When no temporal concept is known to link two descriptors, temporal proximity of events is used to pair simple descriptor events into complex events for inductive learning. When a temporal concept is known to link two descriptors, that concept is used to guide the pairing of descriptor events. We discuss the efficiency improvements which arise from using temporal concepts in this manner. The method is embedded in GPAL 1.3, a general purpose autonomous learner that uses a knowledge-based learning and control strategy which models the scientific method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0937, Applications of Artificial Intelligence VI, (29 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946984
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Brian Tillotson, Boeing Electronics Company (United States)
Charlotte Lin, Boeing Electronics Company (United States)
James Bezdek, Boeing Electronics Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0937:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence VI
Mohan M. Trivedi, Editor(s)

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