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Uncertainty reasoning in Prolog with layered meta-interpreters

LU Yalcinalp, L Sterling

Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications | IEEE Comput. Soc. Press | Published : 1990

Abstract

The authors propose an architecture for uncertainty reasoning for rule-based systems in Prolog. Previous work has assumed predefined calculus for the propagation of uncertainty restricted to a single line of reasoning or where no negation is allowed. The authors identify the issues that need to be considered for both handling negation and taking a more global view. The authors adopt a pragmatic approach and argue that reasoning with uncertainty can be achieved by a flexible meta-architecture that is suitable for describing and reasoning with different representations of uncertainties, combining multiple lines of reasoning and reasoning with unknowns and negation. The authors show that a laye..

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