Order-sorted logic programming with predicate hierarchy

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Order-sorted logic programming with predicate hierarchy
Order-sorted logic has been formalized as first-order logic with sorted terms where sorts are ordered to build a hierarchy (called a sort-hierarchy). These sorted logics lead to useful expressions and inference methods for structural knowledge that ordinary first-order logic lacks. Nitta et al. pointed out that for legal reasoning a sort-hierarchy (or a sorted term) is not sufficient to describe structural knowledge for event assertions, which express facts caused at some particular time and place. The event assertions are represented by predicates with n arguments (i.e. n-ary predicates), and then a particular kind of hierarchy (called a predicate hierarchy) is built by a relationship among the predicates. To deal with such a predicate hierarchy, which is more intricate than a sort-hierarchy, Nitta et al. implemented a typed (sorted) logic programming language extended to include a hierarchy of verbal concepts (corresponding to predicates). However, the inference system lacks a theor...
Ken Kaneiwa
Added 16 Dec 2010
Updated 16 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2004
Where AI
Authors Ken Kaneiwa
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