Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Conditionals in Nonmonotonic Reasoning and Belief Revision

Considering Conditionals as Agents

Authors: Kern-Isberner, Gabriele

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Conditionals are omnipresent, in everyday life as well as in scientific environments; they represent generic knowledge acquired inductively or learned from books. They tie a flexible and highly interrelated network of connections along which reasoning is possible and which can be applied to different situations. Therefore, conditionals are important, but also quite problematic objects in knowledge representation.
This book presents a new approach to conditionals which captures their dynamic, non-proportional nature particularly well by considering conditionals as agents shifting possible worlds in order to establish relationships and beliefs. This understanding of conditionals yields a rich theory which makes complex interactions between conditionals transparent and operational. Moreover,it provides a unifying and enhanced framework for knowledge representation, nonmonotonic reasoning, belief revision,and even for knowledge discovery.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

  • Belief Revision and Nonmonotonic Reasoning — State of the Art

    Pages 11-26

  • Conditionals

    Pages 27-52

  • Revising Epistemic States by Conditional Beliefs

    Pages 53-72

  • Characterizing the Principle of Minimum Cross-Entropy

    Pages 73-90

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
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Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-42367-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conditionals in Nonmonotonic Reasoning and Belief Revision
Book Subtitle
Considering Conditionals as Agents
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
2087
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-44600-2
DOI
10.1007/3-540-44600-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-42367-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 194
Topics