Accession Number : ADA131424

Title :   Machine Learning. Part 1. A Historical and Methodological Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Carbonell,Jaime G ; Michalski,Ryszard S ; Mitchell,Tom M

PDF Url : ADA131424

Report Date : 31 May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Machine learning has always been an integral part of artificial intelligence, and its methodology has evolved in concert with the major concerns of the field. In response to the difficulties of encoding ever-increasing volumes of knowledge in modern Al systems, many researchers have recently turned their attention to machine learning as a means to overcome the knowledge acquisition bottleneck. Part 1 of this paper presents a taxonomic analysis of machine learning organized primarily by learning strategies and secondarily by knowledge representation and application areas. A historical survey outlining the development of various approaches to machine learning is presented from early neural networks to present knowledge intensive techniques. Part II (to be published in a subsequent issue) will outline major present research directions, and suggest viable areas for future investigation.

Descriptors :   *Artificial intelligence, *Learning, *Machine coding, Machines, Information processing, Strategy, Input, Instructions, Analogies, Cognition, Computerized simulation, Mathematical models, Theory, Symbols, Patterns, Research management, Humans, Skills

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE