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Machine Inference

  • R. A. Frost

Abstract

From the early days of civilization, man has attempted to augment his ability to “think” by building machines that facilitate the processing of knowledge. Many such machines are primarily concerned with numerical computation. However, during the last few years, systems have been built that can “reason” in the sense that they are able to check a body of knowledge for consistency and are able to infer implicit knowledge from that which they have been given explicitly.

Keywords

Propositional Logic Truth Table Deduction System Conjunctive Normal Form Syntax Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Frost
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

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