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Comment author: Mauve 13 November 2008 12:39:35AM 1 point [-]

It is a bias because it is a prior assumption rather than something that is learned in the course of training. Mitchell's Machine Learning has a very clear explanation of inductive bias and why it is necessary for learning to occur. There are some examples of inductive bias at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inductive_bias