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Kern-Isberner, Gabriele

A conceptual framework for (iterated) revision, update, and nonmonotonic reasoning

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Abstract

This paper makes a foundational contribution to the discussions on the very nature of belief change operations. Belief revision and belief update are investigated within an abstract framework of epistemic states and (qualitative or quantitative) conditionals. Moreover, we distinguish between background knowledge and contextual information in order to analyse belief change more appropriately. The rich epistemic representation framework allows us to make a clear conceptual distinction between revision and update on the one side, while revealing structural similarities on the other side. We propose generic postulates for revision and update that also apply to iterated change. Furthermore, we complete the unifying picture by introducing universal inference operations as a proper counterpart in nonmonotonic reasoning to iterated belief change.

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@InProceedings{kernisberner:DSP:2007:1208,
  author =	{Gabriele Kern-Isberner},
  title =	{A conceptual framework for (iterated) revision, update, and nonmonotonic reasoning},
  booktitle =	{Formal Models of Belief Change in Rational Agents},
  year =	{2007},
  editor =	{Giacomo Bonanno and James Delgrande and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Lang and Hans Rott},
  number =	{07351},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2007/1208},
  annote =	{Keywords: Belief revision, belief update, nonmonotonic inference, epistemic states, conditionals}
}

Keywords: Belief revision, belief update, nonmonotonic inference, epistemic states, conditionals
Seminar: 07351 - Formal Models of Belief Change in Rational Agents
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 20.11.2007


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