# Structural Information Learning Machinery: Learning from Observing, Associating, Optimizing, Decoding, and Abstracting

27 Jan 2020

In the present paper, we propose the model of {\it structural information learning machines} (SiLeM for short), leading to a mathematical definition of learning by merging the theories of computation and information. Our model shows that the essence of learning is {\it to gain information}, that to gain information is {\it to eliminate uncertainty} embedded in a data space, and that to eliminate uncertainty of a data space can be reduced to an optimization problem, that is, an {\it information optimization problem}, which can be realized by a general {\it encoding tree method}... (read more)

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