A taxonomy of inductive problems

Abstract

Inductive inferences about objects, properties, categories, relations, and labels have been studied for many years but there are few attempts to chart the range of inductive problems that humans are able to solve. We present a taxonomy that includes more than thirty inductive problems. The taxonomy helps to clarify the relationships between familiar problems such as identification, stimulus generalization, and categorization, and introduces several novel problems including property identification and object discovery.


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