Reasoning about Knowledge by Ronald Fagin, Joseph Y. Halpern, Yoram Moses, Moshe Vardi | | 9780262562003 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Reasoning about Knowledge

Reasoning about Knowledge

by Ronald Fagin, Joseph Y. Halpern, Yoram Moses, Moshe Vardi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262562006

ISBN-13: 9780262562003

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: MIT Press

Reasoning about knowledge—particularly the knowledge of agents who reason about the world and each other's knowledge—was once the exclusive province of philosophers and puzzle solvers. More recently, this type of reasoning has been shown to play a key role in a surprising number of contexts, from understanding conversations to the analysis of distributed

Overview

Reasoning about knowledge—particularly the knowledge of agents who reason about the world and each other's knowledge—was once the exclusive province of philosophers and puzzle solvers. More recently, this type of reasoning has been shown to play a key role in a surprising number of contexts, from understanding conversations to the analysis of distributed computer algorithms.Reasoning About Knowledge is the first book to provide a general discussion of approaches to reasoning about knowledge and its applications to distributed systems, artificial intelligence, and game theory. It brings eight years of work by the authors into a cohesive framework for understanding and analyzing reasoning about knowledge that is intuitive, mathematically well founded, useful in practice, and widely applicable.

The book is almost completely self-contained and should be accessible to readers in a variety of disciplines, including computer science, artificial intelligence,linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, and game theory. Each chapter includes exercises and bibliographic notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262562003
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
491
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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