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From systems to logic in the early development of nonmonotonic reasoning
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, CASL - Cognitive Autonomous Systems Laboratory. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2011 (English)In: Artificial Intelligence, ISSN 0004-3702, E-ISSN 0374-2539, Vol. 175, no 1, 416-427 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This note describes how the notion of nonmonotonic reasoning emerged in Artificial Intelligence from the mid-1960s to 1980. It gives particular attention to the interplay between three kinds of activities: design of high-level programming systems for AI, design of truth-maintenance systems, and the development of nonmonotonic logics. This was not merely a development from logic to implementation: in several cases there was a development from a system design to a corresponding logic. The article concludes with some reflections on the roles and relationships between logicist theory and system design in AI, and in particular in Knowledge Representation.

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Elsevier , 2011. Vol. 175, no 1, 416-427 p.
Keyword [en]
Nonmonotonic reasoning, Frame problem, Truth maintenance, Defeasible inheritance history of Al
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65959DOI: 10.1016/j.artint.2010.04.013ISI: 000285947700016OAI: diva2:400660
Available from: 2011-02-28 Created: 2011-02-28 Last updated: 2011-03-03

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