Embracing Causality in Default Reasoning

@article{Pearl1988EmbracingCI,
  title={Embracing Causality in Default Reasoning},
  author={Judea Pearl},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={1988},
  volume={35},
  pages={259-271}
}
Abstract The purpose of this note is to draw attention to certain aspects of causal reasoning which are pervasive in ordinary discourse yet, based on the author's scan of the literature, have not received due treatment by logical formalisms of common-sense reasoning. In a nutshell, it appears that almost every default rule falls into one of two categories: expectation-evoking or explanation-evoking. The former describes association among events in the outside world (e.g., fire is typically… CONTINUE READING
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