Belnap's Epistemic States and Negation-as-Failure

Authors: 
Wagner, Gerd
Year: 
1996
Language: 
English
Abstract: 
Generalizing Belnap's system of epistemic states [Bel77] we obtain the system of disjunctive factbases which is the paradigm for all other kinds of disjunctive knowledge bases. Disjunctive factbases capture the nonmonotonic reasoning based on paraminimal models. In the schema of a disjunctive factbase, certain predicates of the resp. domain are declared to be exact, i.e. two-valued, and in turn some of these exact predicates are declared to be subject to the Closed-World Assumption (CWA). Thus, we distinguish between three kinds of predicates: inexact predicates, exact predicates subject to the CWA, and exact predicates not subject to the CWA.
Appeared / Erschienen in: 
Negation-A Notion in Focus, (Ed. H. Wansing); de Gruyter, Berlin/New York, 1996.
Pubdate / Erscheinungsdatum: 
1996
Pages / Seitenanzahl: 
29
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