A Brief Overview of Explanatory Schema Acquisition

  • Gerald Dejong
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 12)


Explanatory Schema Acquisition is a form of learning by untutored observation. It can be used to automatically acquire problem solving schemata. The goal of this research is to formalize explanatory schema acquisition in a domain-independent fashion. To do so we are comparing explanatory schema acquisition systems implemented for a number of different concrete domains. This paper presents a brief overview of the learning approach. Five other papers in these proceedings, by Mooney, O’Rorke, Rajamoney, Segre, and Shavlik, describe the individual systems that we have been working on.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Dejong
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  1. 1.Coordinated Science LaboratoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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