Knowledge Assessment: A Modal Logic Approach

  • Vineet Padmanabhan
  • Guido Governatori
  • Subhasis Thakur
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5357)

Abstract

The possible worlds semantics is a fruitful approach used in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for both modelling as well as reasoning about knowledge in agent systems via modal logics. In this work our main idea is not to model/reason about knowledge but to provide a theoretical framework for knowledge assessment (KA) with the help of Monatague-Scott (MS) semantics of modal logic. In KA questions asked and answers collected are the central elements and knowledge notions will be defined from these (i.e., possible states of knowledge of subjects in a population with respect to a field of information).

Keywords

Modal & Epistemic Logics for Question Answering Systems Question processing Interpretation models 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vineet Padmanabhan
    • 1
  • Guido Governatori
    • 2
  • Subhasis Thakur
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer & Information SciencesUniversity of HyderabadIndia
  2. 2.School of ITEEThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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