Problem Structure and Evidential Reasoning
Richard Tong, Lee Appelbaum
In our previous series of studies to investigate the role of evidential reasoning in the RUBRIC system for full-text document retrieval (Tong et al., 1985; Tong and Shapiro, 1985; Tong and Appelbaum, 1987), we identified the important role that problem structure plays in the overall performance of the system. In this paper, we focus on these structural elements (which we now call "semantic structure") and show how explicit consideration of their properties reduces what previously were seen as difficult evidential reasoning problems to more tractable questions.
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AUTHOR = "Richard Tong
and Lee Appelbaum",
TITLE = "Problem Structure and Evidential Reasoning",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Third Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-87)",
PUBLISHER = "AUAI Press",
ADDRESS = "Corvallis, Oregon",
YEAR = "1987",
PAGES = "313--320"