Corfield, D.N. and Schölkopf, Bernhard and Vapnik, Vladimir (2009) Falsificationism and Statistical Learning Theory: Comparing the Popper and Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimensions. Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 40 (1). pp. 51-58. ISSN 0925-4560.
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We compare Karl Popper's ideas concerning the falsifiability of a theory with similar notions from the part of statistical learning theory known as VC-theory. Popper's notion of the dimension of a theory is contrasted with the apparently very similar VC-dimension. Having located some divergences, we discuss how best to view Popper's work from the perspective of statistical learning theory, either as a precursor or as aiming to capture a different learning activity.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages|
|Depositing User:||David Corfield|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jun 2011 13:04|
|Last Modified:||21 Dec 2011 10:33|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23346 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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