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Rational Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Carl Kadie
Nonmonotonic reasoning is a pattern of reasoning that allows an agent to make and retract (tentative) conclusions from inconclusive evidence. This paper gives a possible-worlds interpretation of the nonmonotonic reasoning problem based on standard decision theory and the emerging probability logic. The system's central principle is that a tentative conclusion is a decision to make a bet, not an assertion of fact. The system is rational, and as sound as the proof theory of its underlying probability log.
Pages: 197-204
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AUTHOR = "Carl Kadie ",
TITLE = "Rational Nonmonotonic Reasoning",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Fourth Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-88)",
ADDRESS = "Corvallis, Oregon",
YEAR = "1988",
PAGES = "197--204"

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