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Abduction and Induction : Essays on Their Relation and Integration - P. A. Flach

Abduction and Induction

Essays on Their Relation and Integration

By: P. A. Flach (Editor), Antonis M. Hadjiantonis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 2000
ISBN: 9780792362500
Number Of Pages: 309

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From the very beginning of their investigation of human reasoning, philosophers have identified two other forms of reasoning, besides deduction, which we now call abduction and induction. Deduction is now fairly well understood, but abduction and induction have eluded a similar level of understanding. The papers collected here address the relationship between abduction and induction and their possible integration. The approach is sometimes philosophical, sometimes that of pure logic, and some papers adopt the more task-oriented approach of AI.
The book will command the attention of philosophers, logicians, AI researchers and computer scientists in general.

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`The present book ... does throw open windows towards understanding the true complexities of reasoning, by presenting abduction and induction intertwined as a fascinating case study for `real logic'.'
Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam

Contributing Authors
Abductive and inductive reasoning: background and issuesp. 1
Smart inductive generalizations are abductionsp. 31
Abduction as epistemic change: a Peircean model in Artificial Intelligencep. 45
Abduction: between conceptual richness and computational complexityp. 59
On relationships between induction and abduction: a logical point of viewp. 77
On the logic of hypothesis generationp. 89
Abduction and induction from a non-monotonic reasoning perspectivep. 107
Unified inference in extended syllogismp. 117
On the relations between abductive and inductive explanationp. 133
Learning, Bayesian probability, graphical models, and abductionp. 153
On the relation between abductive and inductive hypothesesp. 169
Integrating abduction and induction in Machine Learningp. 181
Abduction and induction combined in a metalogic frameworkp. 195
Learning abductive and nonmonotonic logic programsp. 213
Cooperation of abduction and induction in Logic Programmingp. 233
Abductive generalization and specializationp. 253
Using abduction for induction based on bottom generalizationp. 267
Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780792362500
ISBN-10: 0792362500
Series: Applied Logic
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 309
Published: 30th April 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64

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