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The Frame Problem: The Dynamics of Logic Systems

  • Areski Nait Abdallah
Part of the Monographs in Theoretical Computer Science An EATCS Series book series (EATCS)

Abstract

The motivation behind the development of non-monotonic reasoning was to formalize the notion of “jumping to conclusions,” and thus solve the frame problem. Unfortunately, Hanks and McDermott [28] showed that McCarthy’s circumscription and Reiter’s default logic yield unwanted results for the Yale shooting problem: they both yield a model where the gun gets mysteriously unloaded during the wait period. There have been various attempts to alter the formalization of non-monotonic reasoning in some way to rule out the anomalous model.

Keywords

Minimal Model Logic System Frame Problem Default Theory Galois Connection 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Areski Nait Abdallah
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  1. 1.Middlesex College, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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