An Assumption-Based Framework for Non-Monotonic Reasoning

  title={An Assumption-Based Framework for Non-Monotonic Reasoning},
  author={Andrei Bondarenko and Francesca Toni and Robert A. Kowalski},
The notion of assumption-based framework generalises and reenes the use of abduction to give a formalisation of non-monotonic reasoning. In this framework, a sentence is a non-monotonic consequence of a theory if it can be derived monotonically from a theory extended by means of acceptable assumptions. The notion of acceptability for such assumptions is formulated in terms of their ability successfully to \counterattack" any \attacking" set of assumptions. One set of assumptions is said to… CONTINUE READING


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