Learning by Analogical Replay in PRODIGY: First Results

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Learning by Analogical Replay in PRODIGY: First Results
Robust reasoning requires learning from problem solving episodes. Past experience must be compiled to provide adaptation to new contingencies and intelligent modification of solutions to past problems. This paper presents a comprehensive computational model of analogical reasoning that transitions smoothly between case replay, case adaptation, and general problem solving, exploiting and modifying past experience when available and resorting to general problem-solving methods when required. Learning occurs by accumulation and reuse of cases (problem solving episodes), especially in situations that required extensive problem solving, and by tuning the indexing structure of the memory model to retrieve progressively more appropriate cases. The derivational replay mechanism is brieflydiscussed, and extensive results of the first full implementation of the automatic generation of cases and the replay mechanism are presented. These results show up to a 20-fold performance improvement in a s...
Manuela M. Veloso, Jaime G. Carbonell
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Type Conference
Year 1991
Where ECML
Authors Manuela M. Veloso, Jaime G. Carbonell
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