Knowledge Representation: Logical, Philosophical, and Computational Foundations: Logical, Philosophical, and Computational Foundations / Edition 1

Knowledge Representation: Logical, Philosophical, and Computational Foundations: Logical, Philosophical, and Computational Foundations / Edition 1

by John F. Sowa, Sowa
     
 


John Sowa integrates logic, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science into this study of knowledge and its various models and implementations. His definitive new book shows how techniques of artificial intelligence, database design, and object-oriented programming help make knowledge explicit in a form that computer systems can use. The first three chapters… See more details below

Overview


John Sowa integrates logic, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science into this study of knowledge and its various models and implementations. His definitive new book shows how techniques of artificial intelligence, database design, and object-oriented programming help make knowledge explicit in a form that computer systems can use. The first three chapters are devoted to logic, ontology, and computable models of reality. Remaining chapters apply theories to the analysis of problems stated in ordinary language, and their translation to computable form. The text is self-contained, with each new idea defined when first mentioned; all formalism is developed in the body of the text or summarized in an appendix. Knowledge Representation is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, as well as philosophy and linguistics students with some background in artificial intelligence or programming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534949655
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/17/1999
Series:
Computer Science Series
Pages:
594
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author


John Sowa is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. He earned a bachelor¿s degree in Mathematics from MIT, a master¿s degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard, and a doctorate in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He has published and edited several books and dozens of articles on artificial intelligence and related topics.

Table of Contents


1. Logic. 2. Ontology. 3. Knowledge Representation. 4. Processes. 5. Purposes, Contexts, And Agents. 6. Knowledge Soup. 7. Knowledge Acquisition And Sharing. Appendixes: Appendix A: Summary Of Notations Appendix B: Sample Ontology. Appendix C: Extended Example. Answers To Selected Exercises. Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index. Special Symbols.

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