BY BRUCE G. BUCHANAN
Department of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh
"Group decision making has not benefited as much from computer-based tools as individuals have. A recent article suggests how groups can benefit more.
K.L. Kraemer, J.L. King, “Computer-based systems for cooperative work and group decision making,” ACM Computing, Surveys, 20 (2), 115-46, June 1988.
" When learning from examples, computer programs start with a bins—a set of conventions and mechanisms that limit the space of plausible concept definitions to be considered. Several measures of inductive bias are discussed in a new study that also addresses their implications for future research.
D. Haussler, “Quantifying inductive bias: Al learning algorithms and Valiant’s learning framework,” Artificial Intelligence, 36 (2), 177-221, September 1988.
"In logic programming, unification of terms is a fundamental operation in simpliI~ring proof trees. Term matching isa frequently occurring case, for which...