Trends in Logic

Probabilistic Logic in a Coherent Setting

Authors: Coletti, Giulianella, Scozzafava, R.

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The approach to probability theory followed in this book (which differs radically from the usual one, based on a measure-theoretic framework) characterizes probability as a linear operator rather than as a measure, and is based on the concept of coherence, which can be framed in the most general view of conditional probability. It is a `flexible' and unifying tool suited for handling, e.g., partial probability assessments (not requiring that the set of all possible `outcomes' be endowed with a previously given algebraic structure, such as a Boolean algebra), and conditional independence, in a way that avoids all the inconsistencies related to logical dependence (so that a theory referring to graphical models more general than those usually considered in bayesian networks can be derived). Moreover, it is possible to encompass other approaches to uncertain reasoning, such as fuzziness, possibility functions, and default reasoning.
The book is kept self-contained, provided the reader is familiar with the elementary aspects of propositional calculus, linear algebra, and analysis.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Probabilistic Logic in a Coherent Setting
Authors
Series Title
Trends in Logic
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0474-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0474-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0917-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0970-9
Series ISSN
1572-6126
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 291
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