A behavioral rule automatically learned from experience by an intelligent system.
This concept is introduced by W. FRITZ (pers. comm.). It corresponds to any connection machine able to produce rules by progressive adjustment and reinforcement of a specific behavior resulting from repeated similar experiences. A good example is the "NetTalk", an electronic network aiming at modelling the brain's neural network, which is able to learn to pronounce more and more correctly English words. (J. BRIGGS and F.D. PEAT, 1989)
According to FRITZ, this is also the way people acquire their capacity for organized behavior.
→ Algorithm (Back propagation) and Algorithm (Framing).