Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
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Inductive Learning Spatial Attention

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_1720



We call inductive learning spatial attention the process whereby a computer vision system automatically induces the focus of attention from the visual observation of patterns in space. In their most basic form, these patterns of space are formed by colored blocks that are stacked in order to create repetitive sequences of colors. The observation of such patterns is fed into an inductive logic programming system that generates a model of expectancy about the next block to be placed in the sequence.

Theoretical Background

The idea of inductive learning was first proposed by C.S. Peirce in the nineteenth century (Hartshorne et al. 1956). However, the computational application of induction to automatically learn patterns in space from a computer vision system was introduced in Needham et al. ( 2005). In this work, the behavior of a player engaged in a card game was learned using inductive logic programming (cf. (Muggleton 1996...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia ElétricaCentro Universitário da FEIS. PauloBrazil