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Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty : 6th European Conference, ECSQARU 2001, Toulouse, France, September 19-21, 2001: Proceedings :  6th European Conference, ECSQARU 2001, Toulouse, France, September 19-21, 2001: Proceedings - Salem Benferhat

Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty : 6th European Conference, ECSQARU 2001, Toulouse, France, September 19-21, 2001: Proceedings

6th European Conference, ECSQARU 2001, Toulouse, France, September 19-21, 2001: Proceedings

By: Salem Benferhat (Editor), Philippe Besnard (Editor)


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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, ECSQARU 2001, held in Toulouse, France in September 2001.The 68 revised full papers presented together with three invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from over a hundred submissions. The book offers topical sections on decision theory, partially observable Markov decision processes, decision-making, coherent probabilities, Bayesian networks, learning causal networks, graphical representation of uncertainty, imprecise probabilities, belief functions, fuzzy sets and rough sets, possibility theory, merging, belief revision and preferences, inconsistency handling, default logic, logic programming, etc.

Graphical Models as Languages for Computer Assisted Diagnosis and Decision Makingp. 1
Planning with Uncertainty and Incomplete Informationp. 16
What's Your Preference? And How to Express and Implement It in Logic Programming!p. 17
On Preference Representation on an Ordinal Scalep. 18
Rule-Based Decision Support in Multicriteria Choice and Rankingp. 29
Propositional Distances and Preference Representationp. 48
Value Iteration over Belief Subspacep. 60
Space-Progressive Value Iteration: An Anytime Algorithm for a Class of POMDPsp. 72
Reasoning about Intentions in Uncertain Domainsp. 84
Troubleshooting with Simultaneous Modelsp. 96
A Rational Conditional Utility Model in a Coherent Frameworkp. 108
Probabilistic Reasoning as a General Unifying Toolp. 120
An Operational View of Coherent Conditional Previsionsp. 132
Decomposition of Influence Diagramsp. 144
Mixtures of Truncated Exponentials in Hybrid Bayesian Networksp. 156
Importance Sampling in Bayesian Networks Using Antithetic Variablesp. 168
Using Recursive Decomposition to Construct Elimination Orders, Join Trees, and Dtreesp. 180
Caveats for Causal Reasoning with Equilibrium Modelsp. 192
Supporting Changes in Structure in Causal Model Constructionp. 204
The Search of Causal Orderings: A Short Cut for Learning Belief Networksp. 216
Stochastic Local Algorithms for Learning Belief Networks: Searching in the Space of the Orderingsp. 228
An Empirical Investigation of the K2 Metricp. 240
Sequential Valuation Networks: A New Graphical Technique for Asymmetric Decision Problemsp. 252
A Two-Steps Algorithm for Min-Based Possibilistic Causal Networksp. 266
Computing Intervals of Probabilities with Simulated Annealing and Probability Treesp. 278
Probabilistic Logic under Coherence, Model-Theoretic Probabilistic Logic, and Default Reasoningp. 290
Belief Functions with Partially Ordered Valuesp. 303
Dempster Specialization Matrices and the Combination of Belief Functionsp. 316
On the Conceptual Status of Belief Functions with Respect to Coherent Lower Probabilitiesp. 328
About Conditional Belief Function Independencep. 340
The Evaluation of Sensors' Reliability and Their Tuning for Multisensor Data Fusion within the Transferable Belief Modelp. 350
Coarsening Approximations of Belief Functionsp. 362
Label Semantics: A Formal Framework for Modeling with Wordsp. 374
Reasoning about Knowledge Using Rough Setsp. 385
The Capacity of a Possibilistic Channelp. 398
New Semantics for Quantitative Possibility Theoryp. 410
Bridging Logical, Comparative, and Graphical Possibilistic Representation frameworksp. 422
Ellipse Fitting with Uncertainty and Fuzzy Decision Stage for Detection. Application in Videomicroscopyp. 432
Probabilistic Modeling for Software Quality Controlp. 444
Spatial Information Revision: A Comparison between 3 Approachesp. 454
Social Choice, Merging, and Electionsp. 466
Data Merging: Theory of Evidence vs. Knowledge-Bases Merging Operatorsp. 478
A Priori Revisionp. 488
Some Operators for Iterated Revisionp. 498
On Computing Solutions to Belief Change Scenariosp. 510
'Not Impossible' vs. 'Guaranteed Possible' in Fusion and Revisionp. 522
General Preferential Entailments as Circumscriptionsp. 532
A Semantic Tableau Version of First-Order Quasi-Classical Logicp. 544
On Anytime Coherence-Based Reasoningp. 556
Resolving Conflicts between Beliefs, Obligations, Intentions, and Desiresp. 568
Comparing a Pair-Wise Compatibility Heuristic and Relaxed Stratification: Some Preliminary Resultsp. 580
How to Reason Credulously and Skeptically within a Single Extensionp. 592
Handling Conditionals Adequately in Uncertain Reasoningp. 604
Rankings We Prefer - A Minimal Construction Semantics for Default Reasoningp. 616
Formalizing Human Uncertain Reasoning with Default Rules: A Psychological Conundrum and a Pragmatic Suggestionp. 628
Statistical Information, Uncertainty, and Bayes' Theorem: Some Applications in Experimental Psychologyp. 635
Polymorphism of Human Judgment under Uncertaintyp. 647
How to Doubt about a Conditionalp. 659
Dialectical Proof Theories for the Credulous Preferred Semantics of Argumentation Frameworksp. 668
Argumentation and Qualitative Probabilistic Reasoning Using the Kappa Calculusp. 680
Importance Measures from Reliability Theory for Probabilistic Assumption-Based Reasoningp. 692
Ramification in the Normative Method of Causalityp. 704
Simultaneous Events: Conflicts and Preferencesp. 714
Orthogonal Relations for Reasoning about Abstract Eventsp. 726
Explanatory Relations Based on Mathematical Morphologyp. 736
Monotonic and Resituated Logic Programsp. 748
A Proof Procedure for Possibilistic Logic Programming with Fuzzy Constantsp. 760
First-Order Characterization and Modal Analysis of Indiscernibility and Complementarity in Information Systemsp. 772
Complete and Incomplete Knowledge in Logical Information Systemsp. 782
Extending Polynomiality to a Class of Non-clausal Many-Valued Horn-Like Formulasp. 792
A Genetic Algorithm for Satisfiability Problem in a Probabilistic Logic: A First Reportp. 805
Authors Indexp. 817
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ISBN: 9783540424642
ISBN-10: 3540424644
Series: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 818
Published: October 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.25