Inductive Inference

Part of the Progress in Computer Science and Applied Logic (PCS) book series (PCS, volume 25)


Induction has been studied for more than two thousand years, starting with Aristotle. Many philosophers have made important contributions on the subject, such as Bacon, Mill, Hume, Herschel, Poincaré, Peirce, Reichenbach, Carnap and Popper. The Chinese logician Mo [1993] has also made a profound study of its subtleties. Before exploring induction theoretically, we will give an overview of the relevant concepts.


Inductive Inference Induction Rule Negative Instance Ground Term Initial Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Li
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  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Software Development EnvironmentBeihang UniversityBeijingChina

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