overgeneralize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overgeneralize draw too general a conclusion "It is dangerous to overgeneralize"
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Usage

In literature:

The Hay-Herran Treaty, if it erred at all, erred in being overgenerous toward Colombia.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
On it there was a diminutive pancake which had made itself from the drippings of an overgenerous spoonful.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
But there is such a thing as being overgenerous.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
How did she know that generosity even among the overgenerous was infectious?
"Mrs. Raffles" by John Kendrick Bangs
Let's first be sure what we've got," he grinned slyly at Mike, "before we become overgenerous with information.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
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In science:

The tasks, typically undertaken with limited vocabulary, are easily quanti´Čüable along several dimensions (for example, technical notions of precision, recall, overgeneration, perplexity) independently of the sub jective judgments of lay judges.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
Negative test data permits testing for overgeneration as well as for coverage.
TSNLP - Test Suites for Natural Language Processing
The results of these case studies were used to calculate recall, precision and overgeneration.
From user requirements to UML class diagram
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