Accession Number : AD0713988

Title :   Learning Structural Descriptions from Examples.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s) : Winston,Patrick H.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 267

Abstract : The research described centers on how a machine can recognize concepts and learn concepts to be recognized. Explanations are found in computer programs that build and manipulate abstract descriptions of scenes such as those children construct from toy blocks. One program uses sample scenes to create models of simple configurations like the three-brick arch. Another uses the resulting models in making identifications. Throughout emphasis is given to the importance of using good descriptions when exploring how machines can come to perceive and understand the visual environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, *LEARNING MACHINES), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, VISUAL PERCEPTION), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, PATTERN RECOGNITION, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, CYBERNETICS, DECISION MAKING, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, TRANSFER OF TRAINING, LEARNING, PROJECTIVE GEOMETRY, BIONICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE