The goal of constraint acquisition is to learn exactly a constraint network given access to an oracle that answers truthfully certain types of queries. In this paper we focus on partial membership queries and initiate a systematic investigation of the learning complexity of constraint languages. First, we use the notion of chain length to show that a wide class of languages can be learned with as few as O(n log(n)) queries. Then, we combine this result with generic lower bounds to derive a dichotomy in the learning complexity of binary languages. Finally, we identify a class of ternary languages that eludes our framework and hints at new research directions.
Published Date: 2020-06-02
Registration: ISSN 2374-3468 (Online) ISSN 2159-5399 (Print) ISBN 978-1-57735-835-0 (10 issue set)
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