Logic and Knowledge Bases

Logic and Knowledge Bases

J. Grant (Towson University, USA) and J. Minker (University of Maryland at College Park, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-933-5.ch058
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Knowledge bases (KBs) must be able to capture a wide range of situations. One must be able to represent and answer questions regarding indefinite information where it is not clear that there is a unique answer to a question. One must also represent and answer questions about negative information. We discuss a powerful way to represent such information, namely through reasoning about knowledge bases using logic.

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