Abductive Question-Answer System (\(\mathsf {AQAS}\)) for Classical Propositional Logic

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10333)


We propose a new approach to modelling abductive reasoning by means of an abductive question-answer system. We introduce the concept of an abductive question which is the starting point of abductive reasoning. The result of applying the question processing procedure is a question, which is simpler than the initial one. \(\mathsf {AQAS}\) generates abductive hypotheses that fulfil certain criteria in one step, i.e. processes of generation and evaluation of abductive hypotheses are integrated.


Logic of questions Inferential Erotetic Logic Erotetic calculi Abduction 



This work has been supported by the Polish National Science Center, grant no. 2012/04/A/HS1/00715 (first author) and DEC-2013/10/E/HS1/00172 (second author).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Logic and Cognitive Science, Institute of PsychologyAdam Mickiewicz University in PoznańPoznańPoland

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