Explanation-Based Neural Neural Learning: A Lifelong Learning
Approach is a revised version of my doctoral dissertation. The
dissertation was accepted at the Computer Science Department of Bonn
University, Germany, in 1995. I gratefully acknowledge the scientific
advice of Tom Mitchell and Armin B. Cremers. I would also like to
thank Avrim Blum, Hans Berliner, Joachim Buhmann, Richard Caruana,
Lonnie Chrisman, Tom Dietterich, Ryusuke Masuoka, Andrew Moore, Joseph
O'Sullivan, Anton Schwartz, Jude Shavlik, and the mobile robot groups
at CMU and Bonn University for extremely fruitful and enlightening
discussions, particularly in the early stage of this
research. Finally, I wish to thank my wife Petra Dierkes-Thrun for
proofreading earlier versions of this manuscript.
This research was sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation
under award IRI-9313367, and by the Wright Laboratory, Aeronautical
Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, USAF, and the Advanced
Research Projects Agency (ARPA) under grant number F33615-93-1-1330.
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