Falsificationism and statistical learning theory: Comparing the Popper and vapnik-chervonenkis dimensions [Book Review]

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.
Keywords Induction  Popper  Statistical learning theory  Falsification  Dimension of a theory
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    Pavel Tichý (1974). On Popper's Definitions of Verisimilitude. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 25 (2):155-160.
    Peter Turney (1991). A Note on Popper's Equation of Simplicity with Falsifiability. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (1):105-109.
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