Revision, Acceptability and Context

Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects

  • Dov M. Gabbay
  • Odinaldo T. Rodrigues
  • Alessandra Russo
Part of the Cognitive Technologies book series (COGTECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo
    Pages 1-12
  3. Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo
    Pages 13-54
  4. Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo
    Pages 55-103
  5. Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo
    Pages 105-137
  6. Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo
    Pages 139-176
  7. Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo
    Pages 177-222
  8. Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo
    Pages 223-270
  9. Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo
    Pages 271-358
  10. Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo
    Pages 359-375
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 377-385

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Belief revision Revision theory algorithms artificial intelligence database database theory intelligence logic

Authors and affiliations

  • Dov M. Gabbay
    • 1
  • Odinaldo T. Rodrigues
    • 2
  • Alessandra Russo
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Computer ScienceKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. Computer ScienceKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Dept. ComputingImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14159-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14158-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14159-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-2482
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