© 2003

Modeling and Using Context

4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference CONTEXT 2003 Stanford, CA, USA, June 23–25, 2003 Proceedings

  • Patrick Blackburn
  • Chiara Ghidini
  • Roy M. Turner
  • Fausto Giunchiglia
Conference proceedings CONTEXT 2003

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2680)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2680)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Full Papers

    1. Horacio Arló Costa
      Pages 15-28
    2. Robert P. Arritt, Roy M. Turner
      Pages 29-39
    3. John Bell
      Pages 40-53
    4. Paolo Bouquet, Bernardo Magnini, Luciano Serafini, Stefano Zanobini
      Pages 66-79
    5. Paolo Bouquet, Luciano Serafini
      Pages 80-93
    6. Leslie Ganet, Patrick Brézillon, Charles Tijus
      Pages 142-153
    7. Agnès Giboreau, Isabel Urdapilleta, Jean-François Richard
      Pages 154-163
    8. R. Guha, John McCarthy
      Pages 164-177
    9. Seiie Jang, Woontack Woo
      Pages 178-189
    10. Ghita Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Patrick Brézillon
      Pages 204-217

About these proceedings


Whetheryouareacomputerscientist,alogician,aphilosopher,orapsychologist, it is crucial to understand the role that context and contextual information plays in reasoning and representation. The conference at which the papers in this volume were presented was the fourth in an international series devoted to research on context, and was held in Stanford (USA) on June 23–25, 2003. The ?rst conference in the series was held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1997, the second was held in Trento (Italy) in 1999, and the third was held in Dundee (Scotland, UK) in 2001. CONTEXT2003 brought together representative work from many di?erent ?elds: in this volume you will ?nd philosophical theorizing, logical formalization, computationalmodelling—and,indeed,computationalapplications—together with work that approaches context from a more cognitive orientation. While we don’t believe that this volume can capture the lively ?avor of discussion of the conference itself, we do hope that researchers interested in context (in any of its many manifestations) will ?nd something of interest here, perhaps something that will inspire new lines of work. We are very grateful to our invited speakers: Patrick Br´ ezillon (University of Paris VI, France), Keith Devlin (CSLI, Stanford), and David Leake (Indiana University, USA) for presenting three important contemporary perspectives on the study on context.


algorithmic learning cognition cognitive science computational intelligence context context extraction context modeling formal logic formal reasoning intelligence knowledge representation knowledge-based systems logic modeling natural language processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Blackburn
    • 1
  • Chiara Ghidini
    • 2
  • Roy M. Turner
    • 3
  • Fausto Giunchiglia
    • 4
  1. 1.INRIA LorraineVillers les Nancy CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Information and Communication TechnologyUniversity of TrentoPovo, TrentoItaly

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