The distribution-independent model of (supervised) concept learning due to Valiant (1984) is extended to that of semi-supervised learning (ss-learning), in which a collection of disjoint concepts is to be simultaneously learned with only partial information concerning concept membership available to the learning algorithm. It is shown that many learnable concept classes are also ss-learnable. A new technique of learning, using an intermediate oracle, is introduced. Sufficient conditions for a collection of concept classes to be ss-learnable are given.
- Boolean formulas
- concept learning
- polynomial-time identification
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Artificial Intelligence