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Rational Reasoning with Finite Conditional Knowledge Bases

Theoretical and Implementational Aspects

Authors: Eichhorn, Christian

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  • A study bridging computer science, philosophy and psychology

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Nonmonotonic reasoning is a discipline of computer science, epistemology, and cognition: It models inferences where classical logic is inadequate in symbolic AI, defines normative models for reasoning with defeasible information in epistemology, and models human reasoning under information change in cognition. Its building blocks are defeasible rules formalised as DeFinetti conditionals. In this thesis, Christian Eichhorn examines qualitative and semi-quantitative inference relations on top said conditionals, using the conditional structure of the knowledge base and Spohn’s Ordinal Conditional Functions, using established properties. Converting network approaches from probabilistics, he shows how to approach the relations with regard to implementation.

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The AuthorChristian Eichhorn received his doctorate from the Computer Science Department at the Technical University, Dortmund.  His research was supported by the interdisciplinary Priority Programme SPP1516 „New Frameworks of Rationality” of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rational Reasoning with Finite Conditional Knowledge Bases
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Implementational Aspects
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
J.B. Metzler
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-476-04824-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-476-04824-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-476-04823-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 365
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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