The Frame Problem in Artificial Intelligence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780934613323, 9781483214436

The Frame Problem in Artificial Intelligence

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 1987 Workshop

Editors: Frank M. Brown
eBook ISBN: 9781483214436
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 25th December 1987
Page Count: 368
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The Frame Problem in Artificial Intelligence: Proceedings of the 1987 Workshop focuses on the approaches, principles, and concepts related to the frame problem in artificial intelligence (AI).

The selection first tackles the definition of the frame problem, circumscription approaches and criticisms, modal logic approaches, and syntactic consistency approaches. The text then takes a look at two frame problems, frame problem in AI, and the frame problem in AI histories, including frame problem defined, mathematical frame problem, commonsense frame problem, and the problems of qualification and extended prediction and their relation to the frame problem.

The publication examines tense-logic-based mitigation of the frame problem, unframing the frame problem, a truth maintenance based approach to the frame problem, and qualification problem. Topics include possible worlds, qualification and possible worlds, epistemological issues, truth maintenance, contradiction handling, application of intensional logic, development and implementation of chronolog, and approaches to solving the frame problem.

The selection is a dependable source of data for researchers interested in the frame problem.

Table of Contents


Definition of the Frame Problem

The Frame Problem Today (Abstract Only)

What is the frame problem?

The Two Frame Problems

The Frame Problem in AI (Abstract Only)

The Frame Problem in Histories (Abstract Only)

Circumscription Approaches and Criticisms

Formal Theories of Action

Many Agents Are Better than One

The Logic of Frames with Exceptions

A Note on Non-Monotonic Reasoning

AI, Logic, and the Frame Problem

Modal Logic Approaches

Action Theory and the Frame Problem

A Modal Logic for the Representation of Knowledge

Action, Reflective Possibility, and the Frame Problem

Doubting Thomas: Action and Belief Revision

Presupposition and Frame Problem in Knowledge Bases

Syntactic Consistency Approaches

Applying Theory Formation to the Planning Problem

Reasoning About Action I: A Possible Worlds Approach

Reasoning About Action II: The Qualification Problem

Choosing Between Competing Extensions

Multiple Extensions, Where is the Problem?

A Truth Maintenance Based Approach To The Frame Problem

Pragmatic Approaches

Unframing the Frame Problem

Toward a Tensed-Logic-Based Mitigation of the Frame Problem

The Case for Domain-Specific Frame Axioms

Life on a Desert Island: Ongoing Work on Real-Time Reasoning

Author Index


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