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

@article{Boutilier1996AbductionTP,
  title={Abduction to Plausible Causes: An Event-Based model of Belief Update},
  author={Craig Boutilier},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={1996},
  volume={83},
  pages={143-166}
}
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
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