Accession Number : AD0756652
Title : A Cost Function for Concept Formation.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK COMPUTER SCIENCE CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Cook,Craig M.
Report Date : DEC 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 88
Abstract : The report proposes a cost function, based on entropy or information, that can be used to measure the complexity of a concept, as well as the discrepancy between it and a given set of examples. The function is defined for a particular model of concept formation, namely, context-free stochastic grammatical inference. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, CLASSIFICATION), (*DECISION MAKING, CLASSIFICATION), LEARNING, DECISION THEORY, COSTS, CONTEXT FREE GRAMMARS, PROBABILITY
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE