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Title Induction, algorithmic learning theory, and philosophy / edited by Michèle Friend, Norma B. Goethe, Valentina S. Harizanov
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 287 pages) : illustrations
Series Logic, epistemology and the unity of science ; v. 9
Logic, epistemology and the unity of science ; v. 9
Contents 1. Introduction to the philosophy and mathematics of algorithmic learning theory / Valentina S. Harizanov, Norma B. Goethe, Michèle Friend -- pt. 1. Technical papers -- 2. Inductive inference systems for learning classes of algorithmically generated sets and structures / V.S. Harizanov -- 3. Deduction, induction, and beyond in parametric logic / Eric Martin, Arun Sharma, Frank Stephan -- 4. How simplicity helps you find the truth without pointing at it / Kevin t. Kelly -- 5. Introduction over the continuum / Iraj Kalantari -- pt. 2. Philosophy papers -- 6. Logically reliable inductive inference / Oliver Schulte -- 7. Some philosophical concerns about the confidence in 'confident learning' / M. Friend -- 8. How to do things with an infinite regress / Kevin T. Kelly -- 9. Trade-offs / Clark Glymour -- 10. Two ways of thinking about induction / N.B. Goethe -- 11. Between history and logic / Brendan Larvor
Summary This is the first book to collect essays from philosophers, mathematicians and computer scientists working at the exciting interface of algorithmic learning theory and the epistemology of science and inductive inference. Readable, introductory essays provide engaging surveys of different, complementary, and mutually inspiring approaches to the topic, both from a philosophical and a mathematical viewpoint. Building upon this base, subsequent papers present novel extensions of algorithmic learning theory as well as bold, new applications to traditional issues in epistemology and the philosophy of science. The volume is vital reading for students and researchers seeking a fresh, truth-directed approach to the philosophy of science and induction, epistemology, logic, and statistics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Computer algorithms.
Machine learning.
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Friend, Michèle, editor
Goethe, Norma B., editor
Harizanov, Valentina S., editor
ISBN 1402061269