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Theory of Generalized Annotated Logic Programming and its Applications
 Journal of Logic Programming
, 1992
"... Annotated logics were introduced in [43] and later studied in [5, 7, 31, 32]. In [31], annotations were extended to allow variables and functions, and it was argued that such logics can be used to provide a formal semantics for rulebased expert systems with uncertainty. In this paper we continue to ..."
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Annotated logics were introduced in [43] and later studied in [5, 7, 31, 32]. In [31], annotations were extended to allow variables and functions, and it was argued that such logics can be used to provide a formal semantics for rulebased expert systems with uncertainty. In this paper we continue to investigate the power of this approach. First, we introduce a new semantics for such programs based on ideals of lattices. Subsequently, some proposals for multivalued logic programming [5, 7, 32, 47, 40, 18] as well as some formalisms for temporal reasoning [1, 3, 42] are shown to fit into this framework. As an interesting byproduct of this investigation, we obtain a new result concerning multivalued logic programming: a model theory for Fitting's bilatticebased logic programming, which until now has not been characterized modeltheoretically. This is accompanied by a corresponding proof theory. 1 Introduction Large knowledge bases can be inconsistent in many ways. Nevertheless, certain...
Fixpoint semantics for logic programming  a survey
, 2000
"... The variety of semantical approaches that have been invented for logic programs is quite broad, drawing on classical and manyvalued logic, lattice theory, game theory, and topology. One source of this richness is the inherent nonmonotonicity of its negation, something that does not have close para ..."
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The variety of semantical approaches that have been invented for logic programs is quite broad, drawing on classical and manyvalued logic, lattice theory, game theory, and topology. One source of this richness is the inherent nonmonotonicity of its negation, something that does not have close parallels with the machinery of other programming paradigms. Nonetheless, much of the work on logic programming semantics seems to exist side by side with similar work done for imperative and functional programming, with relatively minimal contact between communities. In this paper we summarize one variety of approaches to the semantics of logic programs: that based on fixpoint theory. We do not attempt to cover much beyond this single area, which is already remarkably fruitful. We hope readers will see parallels with, and the divergences from the better known fixpoint treatments developed for other programming methodologies.
A Logic for Reasoning with Inconsistency
, 1992
"... Most known computational approaches to reasoning have problems when facing inconsistency, so they assume that a given logical system is consistent. Unfortunately, the latter is difficult to verify and very often is not true. It may happen that addition of data to a large system makes it inconsistent ..."
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Most known computational approaches to reasoning have problems when facing inconsistency, so they assume that a given logical system is consistent. Unfortunately, the latter is difficult to verify and very often is not true. It may happen that addition of data to a large system makes it inconsistent, and hence destroys the vast amount of meaningful information. We present a logic, called APC (annotated predicate calculus; cf. annotated logic programs of [3], that treats any set of clauses, either consistent or not, in a uniform way. In this logic, consequences of a contradiction are not nearly as damaging as in the standard predicate calculus, and meaningful information can still be extracted from an inconsistent set of formulae. APC has a resolutionbased sound and complete proof procedure. We also introduce a novel notion of "epistemic entailment" and show its importance for investigating inconsistency in predicate calculus as well as its application to nonmonotonic reasoning. Most importantly, our claim that a logical theory is an adequate model of human perception of inconsistency, is actually backed by rigorous arguments.
Hybrid Probabilistic Programs
 Journal of Logic Programming
, 1997
"... The precise probability of a compound event (e.g. e1 e2 ; e1 e2) depends upon the known relationships (e.g. independence, mutual exclusion, ignorance of any relationship, etc.) between the primitive events that constitute the compound event. To date, most research on probabilistic logic programmin ..."
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The precise probability of a compound event (e.g. e1 e2 ; e1 e2) depends upon the known relationships (e.g. independence, mutual exclusion, ignorance of any relationship, etc.) between the primitive events that constitute the compound event. To date, most research on probabilistic logic programming [20, 19, 22, 23, 24] has assumed that we are ignorant of the relationship between primitive events. Likewise, most research in AI (e.g. Bayesian approaches) have assumed that primitive events are independent. In this paper, we propose a hybrid probabilistic logic programming language in which the user can explicitly associate, with any given probabilistic strategy, a conjunction and disjunction operator, and then write programs using these operators. We describe the syntax of hybrid probabilistic programs, and develop a model theory and fixpoint theory for such programs. Last, but not least, we develop three alternative procedures to answer queries, each of which is guaranteed to be sound ...
The Family of Stable Models
, 1993
"... The family of all stable models for a logic program has a surprisingly simple overall structure, once two naturally occurring orderings are made explicit. In a socalled knowledge ordering based on degree of definedness, every logic program P has a smallest stable model, s k P it is the well ..."
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The family of all stable models for a logic program has a surprisingly simple overall structure, once two naturally occurring orderings are made explicit. In a socalled knowledge ordering based on degree of definedness, every logic program P has a smallest stable model, s k P it is the wellfounded model. There is also a dual largest stable model, S k P , which has not been considered before. There is another ordering based on degree of truth. Taking the meet and the join, in the truth ordering, of the two extreme stable models s k P and S k P just mentioned, yields the alternating fixed points of [29], denoted s t P and S t P here. From s t P and S t P in turn, s k P and S k P can be produced again, using the meet and join of the knowledge ordering. All stable models are bounded by these four valuations. Further, the methods of proof apply not just to logic programs considered classically, but to logic programs over any bilattice meeting certain co...
A Treatise on ManyValued Logics
 Studies in Logic and Computation
, 2001
"... The paper considers the fundamental notions of many valued logic together with some of the main trends of the recent development of infinite valued systems, often called mathematical fuzzy logics. Besides this logical approach also a more algebraic approach is discussed. And the paper ends with som ..."
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The paper considers the fundamental notions of many valued logic together with some of the main trends of the recent development of infinite valued systems, often called mathematical fuzzy logics. Besides this logical approach also a more algebraic approach is discussed. And the paper ends with some hints toward applications which are based upon actual theoretical considerations about infinite valued logics. Key words: mathematical fuzzy logic, algebraic semantics, continuous tnorms, leftcontinuous tnorms, Pavelkastyle fuzzy logic, fuzzy set theory, nonmonotonic fuzzy reasoning 1 Basic ideas 1.1 From classical to manyvalued logic Logical systems in general are based on some formalized language which includes a notion of well formed formula, and then are determined either semantically or syntactically. That a logical system is semantically determined means that one has a notion of interpretation or model 1 in the sense that w.r.t. each such interpretation every well formed formula has some (truth) value or represents a function into
A symbolic generalization of probability theory
, 1992
"... ii I certify that I have read this thesis and that in my opinion it is fully adequate, in scope and in quality, as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. ..."
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ii I certify that I have read this thesis and that in my opinion it is fully adequate, in scope and in quality, as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Antitonic Logic Programs
, 2001
"... In a previous work we have de ned Monotonic Logic Programs which extend definite logic programming to arbitrary complete lattices of truthvalues with an appropriate notion of implication. We have shown elsewhere that this framework is general enough to capture Generalized Annotated Logic Programs, ..."
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In a previous work we have de ned Monotonic Logic Programs which extend definite logic programming to arbitrary complete lattices of truthvalues with an appropriate notion of implication. We have shown elsewhere that this framework is general enough to capture Generalized Annotated Logic Programs, Probabilistic Deductive Databases, Possibilistic Logic Programming, Hybrid Probabilistic Logic Programs and Fuzzy Logic Programming [3, 4]. However, none of these semantics define a form of nonmonotonic negation, which is fundamental for several knowledge representation applications. In the spirit of our previous work, we generalise our framework of Monotonic Logic Programs to allow for rules with arbitrary antitonic bodies over general complete lattices, of which normal programs are a special case. We then show that all the standard logic programming theoretical results carry over to Antitonic Logic Programs, defining Stable Model and Wellfounded Model alike semantics.
A Survey of Paraconsistent Semantics for Logic Programs
 HANDBOOK OF DEFEASIBLE REASONING AND UNCERTAINTY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
, 1998
"... In this chapter we motivate the use of paraconsistency, and survey the most salient paraconsistent semantics for (extended) logic programs, which are briefly defined and explained. Most of the semantics are accompanied with their multivalued model theory, giving them a new perspective. The surv ..."
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In this chapter we motivate the use of paraconsistency, and survey the most salient paraconsistent semantics for (extended) logic programs, which are briefly defined and explained. Most of the semantics are accompanied with their multivalued model theory, giving them a new perspective. The survey also presents new results regarding the embedding of part of these semantics into normal logic programs under WellFounded Semantics [20], Partial Stable Model Semantics (or stationary semantics) [48], and Stable Model Semantics [21]. Furthermore, a concise recapitulation of other related paraconsistent formalisms is made. The reader is assumed to have a good knowledge of the semantics of normal logic programs. We believe a comprehensive coverage of the topic as it stands at present is attained here.
Kleene’s threevalued logics and their children
 Fundamenta Informaticae
, 1994
"... Abstract. Kleene’s strong threevalued logic extends naturally to a fourvalued logic proposed by Belnap. We introduce a guard connective into Belnap’s logic and consider a few of its properties. Then we show that by using it fourvalued analogs of Kleene’s weak threevalued logic, and the asymmetri ..."
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Abstract. Kleene’s strong threevalued logic extends naturally to a fourvalued logic proposed by Belnap. We introduce a guard connective into Belnap’s logic and consider a few of its properties. Then we show that by using it fourvalued analogs of Kleene’s weak threevalued logic, and the asymmetric logic of Lisp are also available. We propose an extension of these ideas to the family of distributive bilattices. Finally we show that for bilinear bilattices the extensions do not produce any new equivalences. 1