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Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Learning Sets of Rules and Analytical Learning Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.grLecture 4

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Learning Sets of Rules Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 2 – 13 What is Inductive Learning (ILM) ? What is the concept of Analytical Learning ? What is Explanation-Based Learning (EBL) ? When do we use each one of them ? How can the two be combined ? Which one is more human-like AI ?

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IF-THEN rules IF-THEN rules model exactly our own prior knowledge and reasoning at high-level In generalized form they use variables, like the Predicate Calculus does Most common case: first-order Horn clauses, used in Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) Algorithms are necessary to implement the induction process (resolution in PROLOG) Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 3 – 13

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Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 4 – 13 Induction algorithms Sequential Covering Algorithms: – A “Learn-One-Rule” subroutine applies one rule at a time, each limiting the available samples/atoms that satisfy the current conditions enforced by these rules General-to-Specific Beam Search (CN2): – Works like the tree-search algorithm, using depth-first tree organization and extending the most promising candidate Simultaneous Covering Algorithms (ID3): – Search simultaneously all the alternatives than can be created by applying any one of the available attributes Choice between CN2-like or ID3-like systems is problem-dependent and not exclusive

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Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 5 – 13 FOIL algorithm First-order Horn clauses are a powerful and simple way to describe general rules FOIL (Quinlan, 1990): uses a simple version of Horn clauses and works like the sequential covering algorithms FOIL examples: learn Quicksort and Chess by a large set of examples In practice, algorithms like FOIL implement deduction by generalizing from examples

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Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 6 – 13 Inductive Learning Methods Decision Tree Learning (DTL) Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) Genetic Programming (GP)... They are all based on statistical generalization and reasoning

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Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 7 – 13 Analytical Learning Inductive learning methods (ANN, DTL) are based on “generalization by examples” algorithms Analytical learning uses prior knowledge and deductive reasoning to “augment” information Explanation-Based Learning (EBL): prior knowledge is used to analyze/explain how observed training examples satisfy the “target” concept. Generalization here is based on logical rather than statistical reasoning.

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Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 8 – 13 Explanation-Based Learning Prior knowledge (generic) may be included for “explaining” the examples In this case, the “complexity” of the hypotheses (input) space can be drastically reduced Alternatively, much fewer examples are needed Example (chess): – concept: “black looses Queen in one move” – statistical learning requires all possible pieces setup – explanation-based learning generalizes from simple examples – result: “black losses Queen if King is in check position”

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Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 9 – 13 Explanation-Based Learning Basic limitation of EBL: information and assertions by the learner are assumed to be 100% correct! If not, then more weight must be assigned to statistical learning (ILM) to avoid misleading PROLOG-EBG: Explanation-based generalization Translates new positive examples to generalized hypotheses that cover the entire training set Uses Horn clauses as attribute-value pairs

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Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 10 – 13 Comparison of ILM and EBL LEARNINGInductive (ILM)Analytical (EBL) Goal:Hypothesis fits the data Hypothesis fits domain theory Justification:Statistical inference Deductive inference Advantages:Requires little prior knowledge Learns from scarce data Pitfalls:Scarce data, incorrect bias Imperfect domain theory

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Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 11 – 13 Combining ILM and EBL Use prior knowledge to: derive an initial hypothesis from which to begin the search (example: KBANN) alter the objective of the hypothesis search space (example: EBNN) alter the available search steps by applying multiple “revisions” (example: FOCL)

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Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 12 – 13 Food for thought When ILM is better than EBL ? When EBL is better than ILM ? Which one should be used in designing a computer chess player ? Which one should be used in designing a computer medical assistant ? Which one is more similar to the human way of thinking and problem-solving ability ?

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P.C. – Readings Tom Mitchell, “Machine Learning”,McGrawHill, 1997. [see: ch.10, ch.11, ch.12] S. J. Russell, P. Norvig, “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”, 2nd/Ed, Prentice Hall, 2002. Harris Georgiou – xgeorgio@di.uoa.gr 13 – 13

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