Probabilistic logics and probabilistic networks

Haenni, Rolf and Romeijn, Jan-Willem and Wheeler, Gregory and Williamson, Jon (2011) Probabilistic logics and probabilistic networks. Synthese Library, 350 . Springer, 155 pp. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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While probabilistic logics in principle might be applied to solve a range of problems, in practice they are rarely applied --- perhaps because they seem disparate, complicated, and computationally intractable. This programmatic book argues that several approaches to probabilistic logic fit into a simple unifying framework in which logically complex evidence is used to associate probability intervals or probabilities with sentences. Specifically, Part I shows that there is a natural way to present a question posed in probabilistic logic, and that various inferential procedures provide semantics for that question, while Part II shows that there is the potential to develop computationally feasible methods to mesh with this framework. The book is intended for researchers in philosophy, logic, computer science and statistics. A familiarity with mathematical concepts and notation is presumed, but no advanced knowledge of logic or probability theory is required.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA273 Probabilities
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q335 Artificial intelligence
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Jon Williamson
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2010 11:36
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 08:40
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