Towards a Logic of Epistemic Theory of Measurement

  • Claudio Masolo
  • Daniele PorelloEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11939)


We propose a logic to reason about data collected by a number of measurement systems. The semantic of this logic is grounded on the epistemic theory of measurement that gives a central role to measurement devices and calibration. In this perspective, the lack of evidences (in the available data) for the truth or falsehood of a proposition requires the introduction of a third truth-value (the undetermined). Moreover, the data collected by a given source are here represented by means of a possible world, which provide a contextual view on the objects in the domain. We approach (possibly) conflicting data coming from different sources in a social choice theoretic fashion: we investigate viable operators to aggregate data and we represent them in our logic by means of suitable (minimal) modal operators.


Measurement theory Social-choice theory Three-valued logic Logic of evidence Epistemic logic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Applied OntologyISTC -CNRTrentoItaly

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