Introduction: Four Periods in the Research of the Learning Problem

  • Vladimir N. Vapnik
Part of the Statistics for Engineering and Information Science book series (ISS)


In the history of research of the learning problem one can extract four periods that can be characterized by four bright events:
  1. (i)

    Constructing the first learning machines,

  2. (ii)

    constructing the fundamentals of the theory,

  3. (iii)

    constructing neural networks,

  4. (iv)

    constructing the alternatives to neural networks.



Learn Problem Generalization Ability Inductive Inference Statistical Learning Theory Inductive Principle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir N. Vapnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Room 3-130AT&T Labs-ResearchRed BankUSA

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