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Universal generalization and universal inter-item confusability

By Nick Chater, Paul M. B. Vitányi and Neil Stewart


We argue that confusability between items should be distinguished from generalization between items. Shepard's data concern confusability, but the theories proposed by Shepard and by Tenenbaum & Griffiths concern generalization, indicating a gap between theory and data. We consider the empirical and theoretical work involved in bridging this gap

Topics: BF
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2001
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