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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Sowa, best known for his theory of conceptual graphs, assembles much of the information and insights into his many years of work into a general graduate textbook for anyone whose job is to analyze knowledge about the real world and map it to a computable form. He expects readers to have some experience in analyzing a problem, identifying the kinds of things that have to be represented, and mapping them to a computable form. Computer science students, he says, are likely to be so experienced, but he thinks students of philosophy and linguistics would also benefit from his text, and warns them that they should have some background in artificial intelligence or computer programming. Chapter-end exercises emphasize analyzing and selecting specifications rather than symbol manipulation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534949655
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/17/1999
  • Series: Computer Science Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 594
  • Sales rank: 1,279,661
  • 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.

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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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