Complex Learning Environments: Hierarchies and the Use of Explanation

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


At Columbia, our work on concept learning covers a wide range of topics involving complex learning domains. In this summary, we briefly describe three areas of recent research: generalizing hierarchically structured representations; an experiment in explanation-based learning; and first steps at integrating explanation and similarity-based methods.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lebowitz
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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