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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2019.10
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-114387
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2019/11438/
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Gu, Tao ; Zanasi, Fabio

A Coalgebraic Perspective on Probabilistic Logic Programming

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Abstract

Probabilistic logic programming is increasingly important in artificial intelligence and related fields as a formalism to reason about uncertainty. It generalises logic programming with the possibility of annotating clauses with probabilities. This paper proposes a coalgebraic perspective on probabilistic logic programming. Programs are modelled as coalgebras for a certain functor F, and two semantics are given in terms of cofree coalgebras. First, the cofree F-coalgebra yields a semantics in terms of derivation trees. Second, by embedding F into another type G, as cofree G-coalgebra we obtain a "possible worlds" interpretation of programs, from which one may recover the usual distribution semantics of probabilistic logic programming.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{gu_et_al:LIPIcs:2019:11438,
  author =	{Tao Gu and Fabio Zanasi},
  title =	{{A Coalgebraic Perspective on Probabilistic Logic Programming}},
  booktitle =	{8th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2019)},
  pages =	{10:1--10:21},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-120-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2019},
  volume =	{139},
  editor =	{Markus Roggenbach and Ana Sokolova},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2019/11438},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-114387},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2019.10},
  annote =	{Keywords: probabilistic logic programming, coalgebraic semantics, distribution semantics}
}

Keywords: probabilistic logic programming, coalgebraic semantics, distribution semantics
Collection: 8th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2019)
Issue Date: 2019
Date of publication: 25.11.2019


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