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Title: Reasoning by analogy in inductive logic
Author: Hill, Alexandra
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis investigates ways of incorporating reasoning by analogy into Pure (Unary) Inductive Logic. We start with an analysis of similarity as distance, noting that this is the conception that has received most attention in the literature so far. Chapter 4 looks in some detail at the consequences of adopting Hamming Distance as our measure of similarity, which proves to be a strong requirement. Chapter 5 then examines various adaptations of Hamming Distance and proposes a subtle modification, further-away-ness, that generates a much larger class of solutions.
Supervisor: Paris, Jeffrey; Tressl, Marcus Sponsor: EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Induction ; Inductive Logic ; Analogy ; Similarity