Falsificationism and statistical learning theory: Comparing the Popper and vapnik-chervonenkis dimensions
Journal for General Philosophy of Science 40 (1):51 - 58 (2009)
|Abstract||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.|
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