Report Number: CS-TR-77-597
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Model-directed learning of production rules
Author: Buchanan, Bruce G.
Author: Mitchell, Tom M.
Date: March 1977
Abstract: The Meta-DENDRAL program is described in general terms that are intended to clarify the similarities and differences to other learning programs. Its approach of model-directed heuristic search through a complex space of possible rules appears well suited to many induction tasks. The use of a strong model of the domain to direct the rule search has been demonstrated for rule formation in two areas of chemistry. The high performance of programs which use the generated rules attests to the success of this learning strategy.