Closed-World Databases and Circumscription

@article{Lifschitz1985ClosedWorldDA,
  title={Closed-World Databases and Circumscription},
  author={Vladimir Lifschitz},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={1985},
  volume={27},
  pages={229-235}
}
We compare two forms of non-monotonic reasoning: closed-worm evaluation of queries in databases and circumscription. For closed E-saturated databases we show that the closed-world assumption, if consistent, is equivalent to circumscribing all predicates in the database. 
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