Epistemic Logic for AI and Computer Science by J.-J. Ch. Meyer, W. van der Hoek

By J.-J. Ch. Meyer, W. van der Hoek

Epistemic good judgment has grown from its philosophical beginnings to discover varied functions in computing device technology as a method of reasoning in regards to the wisdom and trust of brokers. This publication, in line with classes taught at universities and summer season faculties, offers a vast creation to the topic; many workouts are integrated including their strategies. The authors start via offering the mandatory equipment from arithmetic and common sense, together with Kripke semantics and the well known modal logics ok, T, S4 and S5. Then they flip to functions within the contexts of dispensed platforms and synthetic intelligence: themes which are addressed comprise the notions of universal wisdom, dispensed wisdom, particular and implicit trust, the interplays among wisdom and time, and data and motion, in addition to a graded (or numerical) version of the epistemic operators. the matter of logical omniscience can also be mentioned widely. Halpern and Moses' idea of sincere formulae is roofed, and a digression is made into the area of non-monotonic reasoning and preferential entailment. Moore's autoepistemic common sense is mentioned, including Levesque's similar common sense of 'all I know'. in addition, it truly is proven how you can base default and counterfactual reasoning on epistemic good judgment.

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