Accession Number:

AD0609421

Title:

A THEORY OF SIMPLE CONCEPTS WITH APPLICATIONS,

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CASE INST OF TECH CLEVELAND OHIO SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

A theoretical study leading toward the solution of a class of inventory problems by digital computation is reported. Using a formal model of concepts in the activity of object recognition due to Banerji, a theory of simple concepts is constructed. The algebraic structure of the class of simple concepts is developed. A relationship between the formal notions of relevance and simplicity on the set of concepts is proved. The simple concepts are shown to be precisely that class that can be learned by a certain focusing strategy. Consideration of the characteristics of the set of simple concepts leads to a new technique for concept description, which is presented as a formalism. Progress on a concept learning machine based upon the proposed formalism for concept description is discussed. The machine will have a formidable capacity for self-organization, and appears to be applicable for solution of some of the inventory problems discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE