On the representation and learning of concepts : programs, types, and bayes
Author(s)Morales, Lucas Eduardo.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Joshua B. Tenenbaum.
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This thesis develops computational models of cognition with a focus on concept representation and learning. We start with brief philosophical discourse accompanied by empirical findings and theories from developmental science. We review many formal foundations of computation as well as modern approaches to the problem of program induction - the learning of structure within those representations. We show our own research on program induction focused on its application for language bootstrapping. We then demonstrate our approach for augmenting a class of machine learning algorithms to enable domain-general learning by applying it to a program induction algorithm. Finally, we present our own computational account of concepts and cognition.
This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2018Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-145).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.