Logical Tools for Handling Change in Agent-Based Systems

By Dov M. Gabbay , Karl Schlechta

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This book covers general logical tools for handling change. The tools are preferential reasoning, theory revision and reasoning in inheritance systems. Logics examined are nonmonotonic, deontic, modal, intuitionistic and temporal as well as counterfactuals.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-6420-4406-9
  • 316 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: March 3, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF

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Agents act on the basis of their beliefs and these beliefs change as they interact with other agents. In this book the authors propose and explain general logical tools for handling change. These tools include preferential reasoning, theory revision, and reasoning in inheritance systems, and the authors use these tools to examine nonmonotonic logic, deontic logic, counterfactuals, modal logic, intuitionistic logic, and temporal logic. This book will be of benefit to researchers engaged with artificial intelligence, and in particular agents, multiagent systems and nonmonotonic logic.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and Motivation.
  2. A Discussion of Concepts.
  3. Introduction to Representation Problems.
  4. Preferential Structures.
  5. Higher Preferential Structures.
  6. Hierarchical Conditionals.
  7. Update.
  8. Deontic Logic.
  9. Theory Revision.
  10. An Analysis of Defeasible Inheritance Systems.
  11. Argumentation.
  12. References.
  13. Index.

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