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Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444700582, 9781483296524

Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, Volume 4

1st Edition

Editors: L.N. Kanal J.F. Lemmer
eBook ISBN: 9781483296524
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st January 1990
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Table of Contents

Overviews and Reviews (C. Berenstein, R.K. Bhatnagar, L.N. Kanal and D. Lavine). Explication or Critique of Current Approaches to Uncertainty (P.P. Bonissone, B. Chandrasekaran, P. Cheeseman, K.S. Decker, B.N. Grosof, D. Heckerman, M. Henrion, E. Horvitz, D. Hunter, R.W. Johnson, J.F. Lemmer, G. Shafer, J.E. Shore, D.J. Spiegelhalter, M.C. Tanner, B.P. Wise, L.A. Zadeh and A.C. Zimmer). Synthesis of Current Approaches to Uncertainty (C.Y. Chong, M.S. Cohen, R.M. Fung, G.S.-H. Liu and R.R. Yager). Incorporating Uncertainty in Systems (J. Breese, M.L. Ginsberg, P.D. Holden, S. Holtzman, K.G. Kempf, T.S. Levitt, J. Pearl, B.M. Perrin, R.D. Shachter, D.S. Vaughan and R.M. Yadrick). Techniques for Inducing and Processing Uncertain Information (M. Bauer, N.C. Dalkey, H. Hamburger, S.J. Hanson and L. Rendell). Alternate Perspectives (J. Fox, R.P. Loui and R. Solomonoff). Alternatives to Minimax in Game Playing (B. Abramson, D. Nau, P. Purdom and C.-H. Tzeng).


How to deal with uncertainty is a subject of much controversy in Artificial Intelligence. This volume brings together a wide range of perspectives on uncertainty, many of the contributors being the principal proponents in the controversy.

Some of the notable issues which emerge from these papers revolve around an interval-based calculus of uncertainty, the Dempster-Shafer Theory, and probability as the best numeric model for uncertainty. There remain strong dissenting opinions not only about probability but even about the utility of any numeric method in this context.


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1st January 1990
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@qu:The reading of this very valuable and useful book is highly recommended
@source:Artificial Intelligence Review
@qu:...the book is not only a unique and excellent source of reference material. The inclusion of a critique of the theories helps the reader to obtain a balanced view...
@source:IAPR Newsletter excellent volume that should have much appeal...
@source:IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics

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About the Editors

L.N. Kanal

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science, College Park, MD, USA

J.F. Lemmer

Affiliations and Expertise

CTA, Inc., Rome, NY USA