Explanation Based Generalisation = Partial Evaluation

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We argue that explanation-based generalisation as recently proposed in the machine learning literature is essentially equivalent to partial evaluation, a well known technique in the functional and logic programming literature. We show this equivalence by analysing the definitions and underlying algorithms of both techniques, and by giving a Prolog program which can be interpreted as doing either explanation-based generalisation or partial evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-412
Number of pages12
JournalArtificial Intelligence
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1988


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