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  • a  of an approach to a problem that begins with details and works up to the highest conceptual level
    bottom-up parser
    a bottom-up model of the reading process

  • Obama's bottom-up philosophy also helps explain why he was able to sweep the organization-heavy caucus states, which were so crucial to building up his insurmountable lead in .
  • For history teaches us that real progress -- whether it's economic or social or political -- doesn't come from the top-down, it typically comes from the bottom-up.
  • Maes and her students have devised imaginative ways to use bottom-up AI to personalize information delivery--"your news" as opposed to "the news.

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