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Uniform semantic treatment of default and autoepistemic logics

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Uniform semantic treatment of default and autoepistemic logics
We revisit the issue of epistemological and semantic foundations for autoepistemic and default logics, two leading formalisms in nonmonotonic reasoning. We develop a general semantic approach to autoepistemic and default logics that is based on the notion of a belief pair and that exploits the lattice structure of the collection of all belief pairs. For each logic, we introduce a monotone operator on the lattice of belief pairs. We then show that a whole family of semantics can be de ned in a systematic and principled way in terms of xpoints of this operator (or as xpoints of certain closely related operators). Our approach elucidates fundamental constructive principles in which agents form their belief sets, and leads to approximation semantics for autoepistemic and default logics. It also allows us to establish a precise one-to-one correspondence between the family of semantics for default logic and the family of semantics for autoepistemic logic. The correspondence exploits the mod...
Marc Denecker, Victor W. Marek, Miroslaw Truszczyn
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Type Journal
Year 2000
Where CORR
Authors Marc Denecker, Victor W. Marek, Miroslaw Truszczynski
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