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Abductive Inference Computation, Philosophy, Technology

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ISBN-10: 0521434610

ISBN-13: 9780521434614

Edition: 1994

Authors: John R. Josephson, Susan G. Josephson

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In informal terms, abductive reasoning involves inferring the best or most plausible explanation from a given set of facts or data. This volume presents new ideas about inferential and information-processing foundations for knowledge and certainty. The authors argue that knowledge arises from experience by processes of abductive inference, in contrast to the view that it arises noninferentially, or that deduction and inductive generalization are enough to account for knowledge. The book tells the story of six generations of increasingly sophisticated generic abduction machines and the discovery of reasoning strategies that make it computationally feasible to form well-justified composite…    
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List price: $149.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/26/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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Knowledge-based systems and the science of AI
Two RED systems
Generalizing the control strategy
More kinds of knowledge: TIPS and PATHEX/LIVER TIPS
Better task analysis, better strategy
Computational complexity of abduction
Diagnostic systems MDX2 and QUADS
Practical abduction
Perception and language understanding