Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

An Advanced Course

  • Editors
  • Wolfgang Bibel
  • Philippe Jorrand
Book

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 232)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. James P. Delgrande, John Mylopoulos
    Pages 2-36
  3. Gérard Huet
    Pages 38-74
  4. Mark E. Stickel
    Pages 75-132
  5. Wolfgang Bibel
    Pages 171-217
  6. Ehud Shapiro
    Pages 277-313

About this book

Introduction

This volume contains the elaborated and harmonized versions of seven lectures given at the first Advanced Course in Artificial Intelligence, held in Vignieu, France, in July 1985. Most of them were written in tutorial form; the book thus provides an extremely valuable guide to the fundamental aspects of AI. In the first part, Delgrande and Mylopoulos discuss the concept of knowledge and its representation. The second part is devoted to the processing of knowledge. The contribution by Huet shows that both computation and inference or deduction are just different aspects of the same phenomenon. The chapter written by Stickel gives a thorough and knowledgeable introduction to the most important aspects of deduction by some form of resolution. The kind of reasoning that is involved in inductive inference problem solving (or programming) from examples, and in learning, is covered by Biermann. The tutorial by Bibel covers the more important forms of knowledge processing that might play a significant role in common sense reasoning. The third part of the book focuses on logic programming and functional programming. Jorrand presents the language FP2, where term rewriting forms the basis for the semantics of both functional and parallel programming. In the last chapter, Shapiro gives an overview of the current state of concurrent PROLOG.

Keywords

artificial intelligence automated deduction automated reasoning intelligence knowledge knowledge representation learning logic logic programming machine learning parallel programming problem solving programming semantics term rewriting

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0022678
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16782-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39875-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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