Synopses & Reviews
Knowledge management and knowledge-based intelligence are areas of importance in today's economy and society, and their exploitation requires representation via the development of a declarative interface whose input language is based on logic. Chitta Baral demonstrates how to write programs that behave intelligently by giving them the ability to express knowledge and reason about it. He presents a language, AnsProlog, for both knowledge representation and reasoning, and declarative problem solving. Many of the results have never appeared before in book form but are organized here for those wishing to learn more about the subject, either in courses or through self-study.
Practitioner??'s guide to knowledge representation and reasoning using logic programming.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 498-518) and indexes.
Knowledge management and knowledge-based intelligence are areas of importance in today's economy and society, and to exploit them fully and efficiently it is necessary both to represent and reason about knowledge. Baral shows how to write programs that behave intelligently by giving them the ability to express knowledge and to reason. Many of the results here have never appeared before in book form, and have been organised here to appeal to practising and would-be knowledge engineers wishing to learn more about the subject. A comprehensive bibliography rounds off the book.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Declarative programming in AnsProlog*: introduction and preliminaries; 2. Simple modules for declarative programming with answer sets; 3. Principles and properties of declarative programming with answer sets; 4. Declarative problem solving and reasoning in AnsProlog*; 5. Reasoning about actions and planning in AnsProlog*; 6. Complexity, expressiveness and other properties of AnsProlog* programs; 7. Answer set computing algorithms; 8. Query answering and answer set computing systems; 9. Further extensions of and alternatives to AnsProlog*; 10. Appendix A: Ordinals, lattices and fixpoint theory; 11. Appendix B: Turing machines.