Abduction to Plausible Causes: An Event-Based model of Belief Update

  title={Abduction to Plausible Causes: An Event-Based model of Belief Update},
  author={Craig Boutilier},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
The Katsuno and Mendelzon (KM) theory of belief update has been proposed as a reasonable model for revising beliefs about a changing world. However, the semantics of update relies on information which is not readily available. We describe an alternative semantical view of update in which observations are incorporated into a belief set by: a) explaining the observation in terms of a set of plausible events that might have caused that observation; and b) predicting further consequences of those… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 27 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
17 Citations
23 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 17 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 references

The frame problem in the situation calculus: A simple solution (sometimes) and a completeness result for goal regression

  • Raymond Reiter
  • Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Theory…
  • 1991
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Actions, observations and belief dynamics

  • Craig Boutilier
  • (manuscript),
  • 1994
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…