Generation and Selection of Abductive Explanations for Non-Omniscient Agents

@article{SolerToscano2014GenerationAS,
  title={Generation and Selection of Abductive Explanations for Non-Omniscient Agents},
  author={Fernando Soler-Toscano and Fernando R. Vel{\'a}zquez-Quesada},
  journal={Journal of Logic, Language and Information},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={141-168}
}
Among the non-monotonic reasoning processes, abduction is one of the most important. Usually described as the process of looking for explanations, it has been recognized as one of the most commonly used in our daily activities. Still, the traditional definitions of an abductive problem and an abductive solution mention only theories and formulas, leaving agency out of the picture. Our work proposes a study of abductive reasoning from an epistemic and dynamic perspective. In the first part we… 
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