Nonmonotonic Logics

Basic Concepts, Results, and Techniques

  • Editors
  • Karl Schlechta

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1187)

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About this book


Nonmonotonic logics were created as an abstraction of some types of common sense reasoning, analogous to the way classical logic serves to formalize ideal reasoning about mathematical objects. These logics are nonmonotonic in the sense that enlarging the set of axioms does not necessarily imply an enlargement of the set of formulas deducible from these axioms. Such situations arise naturally, for example, in the use of information of different degrees of reliability.
This book emphasizes basic concepts by outlining connections between different formalisms of nonmonotonic logic, and gives a coherent presentation of recent research results and reasoning techniques. It provides a self-contained state-of-the-art survey of the area addressing researchers in AI lo


Commonsense-Reasoning Default Logic Inheritance Nichtmonotone Logiken Nichtmonotones Schließen Nonmonotonic Reasoning artificial intelligence logic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62482-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49736-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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