The complexity of belief update

Paolo Liberatore

Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'97)

Belief revision and belief update are two different forms of belief change, and they serve different purposes. In this paper we focus on belief update, the formalization of change in beliefs due to changes in the world. The complexity of the basic update (introduced by Winslett [1990]) has been proved by Eiter and Gottlob (1991). Since then, many other formalizations have been proposed to overcome the limitations and drawbacks of Winslett's update. In this paper we analyze the complexity of the proposals presented in the literature, and relate some of them to previous work on closed world reasoning.


 @inproceedings{libe-97-c,
 title = {The complexity of belief update},
 year = {1997},
 author = {Liberatore, Paolo},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Joint
 Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'97)},
 pages = {68--73},
 }
 
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