Generalization Operation

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A Generalization Operation is an Inductive Logic Operation where ...


    • generalization: an argument in which a conclusion is drawn about a group on the basis of characteristics of a sample of the group.
    • Empirical Generalization: Empirical (or inductive) generalizations are general statements based upon experience. Most student desks in older classroom buildings at UNC Charlotte have gum stuck underneath the desk tops. A good generalization will be developed from a large number of varied experiences. For instance, one could offer as a justification for the previous generalization: I've looked underneath several desks in several classrooms. Generalizations drawn from a small number of instances or from anecdotal evidence are said to be hasty generalizations.
    • generalization: The capability the a predictive system f(x) has to make "good" predictions on examples that were not used for training.