Definitions for "Generalization"
(1) The simplification of shape by the omission of non-essential information, (2) the combining of small shapes and (3) the enlargement of certain features essential to the map.
the simplification of data by eliminating unneeded detailed data.
The choosing of features and the method of their depiction in order to draw a clear and meaningful map: aspects of generalization include aggregation, conversion, displacement dissolution, enhancement, selection, simplification, and smoothing. The degree and kind of generalization should be consistent throughout any given map.
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relationship ( is_a ) between a specialized class and a more general class where objects of the more specialized class ( the subtype) are automatically also instances of the more general type. It is typically easier to implement static generalizations in C++ by using inheritance than to implement dynamic forms. Dynamic generalizations need patterns developed by the GoF [ uml.gif ] [ uml.gen2.gif ] [ uml.gender.gif ] [ uml.shape.gif ] [ uml.dynamic.gif
The process by which one specific experience comes to represent a whole class of experiences; typical of the 'surface structure' of common communications.
The act or process of generalizing; the act of bringing individuals or particulars under a genus or class; deduction of a general principle from particulars.
reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
(psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
Keywords:  conclusion, true, broad, sexism, belief
a statement that does not include details or important differences back
A conclusion (statement) based on only a few examples.
In argument, a conclusion drawn from facts and/or other evidence. Often used loosely to refer to statements that are too broad, indefinite, or sweeping in scope.
A general inference.
an inference about the total population based on studying only a part of it
Generalization is a foundational element of logic and human reasoning. It is the essential basis of all valid deductive inference. The concept of generalization has broad application in many related disciplines, sometimes having a specialized context-specific meaning.
the learning stage categorized by the application of learned skills or behaviors to, for example, new environments and/or new skills and behaviors.
the ability to transfer learned skills to other settings and to demonstrate those skills with other people, materials, and similar tasks
carryover of learning to untrained content and/or new situations
a push down automata which permits "pushing down " to other finite state machines when crossing an arc
In general, reducing the number of points used to represent a line. In ArcInfo, the process of removing vertices from arcs according to a specified tolerance.
A measure of how well a network can respond to new images on which it has not been trained but which are related in some way to the training patterns. An ability to generalize is crucial to the decision making ability of the network.
the ability to extrapolate from the results of a trial or study to patients who were not included in it.
a type of fact in which one term (a Type) describes a subset of occurrences of another term (also a Type). See Chapter 4
A construct in which one entity (the super-type) is defined as consisting of a set of other entities (the sub-types) and in which the sub-types inherit the PK of the super-type. For example, an Insurance Policy (super-type) can be an Auto Policy, a Life Policy, a Homeowners Policy, etc (the sub-types). Generalizations are used when each sub-type carries different attributes from the other sub-types. Generalizations are also called categorizations or Super/Sub-types or Sub-Entities. SEE: Complete Generalization and Incomplete Generalization.
Applying a finding beyond the limited situation in which it was observed.
Applying information to other problems or situations. See also transfer.
a combination of refinement and extension (in which either relation can be the identity relation) We will give a simple, informal example