In inductive inference various types of learning have emerged. The main aim of this paper is to investigate a new type of learning, the confident iterative learning. Given a class to be learnt, the idea here is to merge the following two concepts. For confidence, we require the learner to converge on any set, however, it only needs to be correct on the sets in the class. To be iterative, we restrict the learner’s memory on previ- ous inputs and calculations to its last hypothesis. Investigating the new learner, we will provide negative and positive examples, as well as some properties the confident iterative learner possesses. This will peak at a classification theorem for certain types of classes. Next, we will introduce and compare different types of confidence, focus- ing on the learner’s behaviour on sets outside of the class. Lastly, we will focus on the possible hypotheses. Introducing learning with respect to hypothesis spaces, we will provide examples witnessing that exact, class preserving and class comprising learning are different.
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Our research focus is on theoretical computer science and algorithm engineering. We are equally interested in the mathematical foundations of algorithms and developing efficient algorithms in practice. A special focus is on random structures and methods.