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Cognitive Technologies

Revision, Acceptability and Context

Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects

Authors: Gabbay, Dov M., Rodrigues, Odinaldo T., Russo, Alessandra

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  • The authors illustrate the idea through the presentation of various algorithms
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About this book

An important aspect in the formalisation of common-sense reasoning is the construction of a model of what an agent believes the world to be like to help in her reasoning process. This model is often incomplete or inaccurate, but new information can be used to refine it. The study of techniques that achieve this in a rational way is the task of the discipline of belief revision, with which this book is concerned. There are three key elements to the book's approach. Firstly, the methodology of logic by translation. A specific instance of this is the idea of revision by translation. Revision for a foreign logic is done via its translation into a well-known logic, usually classic logic. Secondly, the technique of meta-level/object-level movement, where we bring some operation defined at the meta-level of a logic into its object level. In this book, we bring the operation of deletion to the object level. Finally, through Labelled Deductive Systems, we use the context of the revision to finetune its operation and illustrate the idea through the presentation of various algorithms. The book is suitable for researchers and postgraduates in the areas of artificial intelligence, database theory, and logic.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Background and Overview

    Gabbay, Dov M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Introducing Revision Theory

    Gabbay, Dov M. (et al.)

    Pages 13-54

  • Stepwise Revision Operations

    Gabbay, Dov M. (et al.)

    Pages 55-103

  • Iterating Revision

    Gabbay, Dov M. (et al.)

    Pages 105-137

  • Structured Revision: Non-linear Methods for Information Change

    Gabbay, Dov M. (et al.)

    Pages 139-176

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revision, Acceptability and Context
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects
Authors
Series Title
Cognitive Technologies
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14159-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14159-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14158-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26430-6
Series ISSN
1611-2482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 386
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations
Topics