Relaxed Abduction

Robust Information Interpretation for Industrial Applications

  • Thomas Hubauer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 125-134

About this book


Thomas Hubauer addresses the challenge of providing reasonable interpretations of incomplete observational data in the context of imperfect domain models – a situation often encountered in the context of industrial diagnostics. To tackle this problem, the author proposes a novel approach called Relaxed Abduction, which is able to derive pragmatic interpretations in situations where existing methods either fail or provide overly complex solutions. To strengthen the link to applications in industrial diagnostics, he develops a methodology to structure diagnosis problems according to ISO 13379 and express it using multiple description logic knowledge bases.


  • Formalizing Diagnostics Using Description Logics
  • Formalization and Properties of Relaxed Abduction
  • Solving Diagnostic Problems Using Relaxed Abduction
  • Incremental Diagnostics 

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students of computer science, knowledge management, and applied mathematics
  • Practitioners in the area of industrial diagnostics and maintenance

The Author
Thomas Hubauer is a Research Scientist at the R&D department of a large German engineering company. His topics of interest range from ontologies and reasoning to machine learning and data analytics.


Semantic Web Ontologies Diagnostics Reasoning Diagnosis

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Hubauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Siemens AGMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-14406-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-14407-4
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