Abductive Inference: Computation, Philosophy, Technology

Abductive Inference: Computation, Philosophy, Technology

by John R. Josephson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521434610

ISBN-13: 9780521434614

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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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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ISBN-13:
9780521434614
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 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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