I am studying decision trees and machine learning. I have encountered with this word several time. Although, it seems that it not an important concept, I cannot understand this word in machine learning literature. For example:
if the test does not significantly satisfy the criteria, then it creates a leaf and computes the prototype of the instances belonging to the leaf" .
what does prototype in this sentence mean?
According to Wikipedia:
A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.
But it does not make sense.