Seminormalizing a Default Theory

Paolo Liberatore

Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics

Most of the work in default logic is about default theories that are completely specified. In this category are the proposals of appropriate semantics for default logic, the characterizations of the complexity of reasoning with a default theory, the algorithms for finding consequences of default theories, etc. Relatively little attention has been paid to the process of building a default theory, and most of the work on this topic is about translating knowledge bases from other formalisms (such as circumscription, autoepistemic logic, and action description languages) into default logic. This paper is about expressing knowledge in default logic. In particular, we assume that defaults are initially formulated as normal, and are then corrected using specific inference examples.

 title = {Seminormalizing a Default Theory},
 year = {2005},
 author = {Liberatore, Paolo},
 journal = {Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics},
 pages = {321--340},
 number = {3},
 volume = {15},
doi: 10.3166/jancl.15.321-340