BReLS: A System for the Integration of Knowledge Bases

Paolo Liberatore and Marco Schaerf

Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2000)

The process of integrating knowledge coming from different sources has been widely investigated in the literature. Three distinct conceptual approaches to this problem have been most succesful: belief revision, merging and update. In this paper we present a framework that integrates these three approaches. In the proposed framework all three operations can be performed. We provide an example that can only be solved by applying more than one single style of knowledge integration and, therefore, cannot be addressed by anyone of the approaches alone. The framework has been implemented, and the examples shown in this paper (as well as other examples from the belief revision literature) have been successfully tested.


 @inproceedings{libe-scha-00-a,
 title = {BReLS: A System for the Integration of Knowledge Bases},
 year = {2000},
 author = {Liberatore, Paolo and Schaerf, Marco},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference
 on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
 (KR 2000)},
 pages = {145--152},
 }
 
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