[SEQ RERUN] Similarity Clusters

by MinibearRex1 min read10th Jan 20129 comments


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Today's post, Similarity Clusters was originally published on 06 February 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Your verbal definition doesn't capture more than a tiny fraction of the category's shared characteristics, but you try to reason as if it does.

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