Refined query inference

  • Efim B. Kinber
  • Thomas Zeugmann
Submitted Papers Inductive Inference I
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 397)


We have examined, in some more detail, inference via queries restricted to a fixed number of mind changes as well as inference via queries where the finally synthesized programs may have anomalies. Thereby we could show that even questions involving only one type of quantifier may aid the learning process in two directions. First, the number of mind changes can be reduced, and second, more function classes become inferrible. On the other hand, the Theorems 6 and 15 show that the learning potential of QIMs does mainly depend on the complexity of the allowed questions measured in the number of involved quantifiers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Efim B. Kinber
    • 1
  • Thomas Zeugmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Computing CentreLatvian State UniversityRigaUSSR
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsHumboldt University at BerlinBerlinGDR

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