Abductive Inference: Computation, Philosophy, Technologyby John R. Josephson
Pub. Date: 05/28/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Abductive reasoning involves inferring the best or most plausible explanation from a given set of facts or data. Arguing that knowledge arises from experience by processes of abductive interence, this volume presents new ideas about inferential and information-processing foundations for knowledge and certainty.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Conceptual analysis of abduction: what is abduction?; 2. Knowledge-based systems and the science of AI: 3. Two RED systems; 4. Generalizing the control strategy; 5. More kinds of knowledge: TIPS and PATHEX/LIVER TIPS; 6. Better task analysis, better strategy; 7. Computational complexity of abduction; 8. Diagnostic systems MDX2 and QUADS; 9. Practical abduction; 10. Perception and language understanding; Appendices.
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