Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge

Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge

Proceedings of the Fifth Conference (TARK 1994)

1st Edition - April 25, 1994

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  • Editor: Ronald Fagin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214535

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Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge contains the proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge (TARK 1994) held in Pacific Grove, California, on March 13-16, 1994. The conference provided a forum for discussing the theoretical aspects of reasoning about knowledge and tackled topics ranging from the logic of iterated belief revision and backwards forward induction to information acquisition from multi-agent resources, infinitely epistemic logic, and coherent belief revision in games. Comprised of 23 chapters, this book begins with a review of situation calculus and a solution to the frame problem, along with the use of a regression method for reasoning about the effect of actions. A novel programming language for high-level robotic control is described, along with a knowledge-based framework for belief change. Subsequent chapters deal with consistent belief reasoning in the presence of inconsistency; an epistemic logic of situations; an axiomatic approach to the logical omniscience problem; and an epistemic proof system for parallel processes. Inductive learning, knowledge asymmetries, and convention are also examined. This monograph will be of interest to both students and practitioners in the fields of artificial intelligence and computer science.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Knowledge, Action, and Ability in the Situation Calculus (Invited Talk)

    On the Logic of Iterated Belief Revision

    Backwards Forward Induction

    A Knowledge-Based Framework for Belief Change, Part I: Foundations

    Information Acquisition from Multi-Agent Resources

    Consistent Belief Reasoning in the Presence of Inconsistency

    Infinitary Epistemic Logic

    An Epistemic Logic of Situations

    Actual Truth, Possible Knowledge

    Infinitely Many Resolutions of Hempel's Paradox

    Rationality in the Centipede (Invited Talk)

    Revising Knowledge: A Hierarchical Approach

    Case-Based Decision Theory and Knowledge Representation

    An Axiomatic Approach to the Logical Omniscience Problem

    Autoepistemic Logic and Introspective Circumscription

    Knowledge as a Tool in Motion Planning and Uncertainty

    Common Knowledge and Update in Finite Environments I

    An Epistemic Proof System for Parallel Processes

    Algorithmic Knowledge

    Knowledge and the Ordering of Events in Distributed Systems

    Inductive Learning, Knowledge Asymmetries and Convention

    Coherent Belief Revision in Games

    Belief Revision in a Changing World

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  • No. of pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2014
  • Published: April 25, 1994
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214535

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