Abstraction in Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems

Authors: Saitta, Lorenza, Zucker, Jean-Daniel

  • Collects, describes and compares various approaches to abstraction proposed in the literature of various fields
  • Discusses why abstraction plays a key role in AI artifacts, using concrete examples, such as cartographic generalization and human/robot interaction
  • Provides a conceptualization framework to design effective systems
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Abstraction is a fundamental mechanism underlying both human and artificial perception, representation of knowledge, reasoning and learning. This mechanism plays a crucial role in many disciplines, notably Computer Programming, Natural and Artificial Vision, Complex Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Art, and Cognitive Sciences. This book first provides the reader with an overview of the notions of abstraction proposed in various disciplines by comparing both commonalities and differences.  After discussing the characterizing properties of abstraction, a formal model, the KRA model, is presented to capture them. This model makes the notion of abstraction easily applicable by means of the introduction of a set of abstraction operators and abstraction patterns, reusable across different domains and applications. It is the impact of abstraction in Artificial Intelligence, Complex Systems and Machine Learning which creates the core of the book.  A general framework, based on the KRA model, is presented, and its pragmatic power is illustrated with three case studies: Model-based diagnosis, Cartographic  Generalization, and learning Hierarchical Hidden Markov Models.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Saitta, Lorenza (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Abstraction in Different Disciplines

    Saitta, Lorenza (et al.)

    Pages 11-47

  • Abstraction in Artificial Intelligence

    Saitta, Lorenza (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

  • Definitions of Abstraction

    Saitta, Lorenza (et al.)

    Pages 65-116

  • Boundaries of Abstraction

    Saitta, Lorenza (et al.)

    Pages 117-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Abstraction in Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7052-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7052-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7051-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8874-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 484
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