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Some Effects of a Reduced Relational Vocabulary on the Whodunit Problem

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Some Effects of a Reduced Relational Vocabulary on the Whodunit Problem
A key issue in artificial intelligence lies in finding the amount of input detail needed to do successful learning. Too much detail causes overhead and makes learning prone to over-fitting. Too little detail and it may not be possible to learn anything at all. The issue is particularly relevant when the inputs are relational case descriptions, and a very expressive vocabulary may also lead to inconsistent representations. For example, in the Whodunit Problem, the task is to form hypotheses about the identity of the perpetrator of an event described using relational propositions. The training data consists of arbitrary relational descriptions of many other similar cases. In this paper, we examine the possibility of translating the case descriptions into an alternative vocabulary which has a reduced number of predicates and therefore produces more consistent case descriptions. We compare how the reduced vocabulary affects three different learning algorithms: exemplar-based analogy, prot...
Daniel T. Halstead, Kenneth D. Forbus
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where IJCAI
Authors Daniel T. Halstead, Kenneth D. Forbus
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