Data Analysis: Models or Techniques?
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In this commentary to Napoletani et al. (Found Sci 16:1–20, 2011), we argue that the approach the authors adopt suggests that neural nets are mathematical techniques rather than models of cognitive processing, that the general approach dates as far back as Ptolemy, and that applied mathematics is more than simply applying results from pure mathematics.
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- Data Analysis: Models or Techniques?
Foundations of Science
Volume 18, Issue 3 , pp 579-581
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- Data analysis
- Mathematical models
- Neural nets
- Applied mathematics
- Paul Humphreys (1)
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- 1. Corcoran Department of Philosophy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA