Ontology-Based Inference for Causal Explanation

  title={Ontology-Based Inference for Causal Explanation},
  author={Philippe Besnard and Marie-Odile Cordier and Yves Moinard},
We define an inference system to capture explanations based on causal statements, using an ontology in the form of an IS-A hierarchy. We first introduce a simple logical language which makes it possible to express that a fact causes another fact and that a fact explains another fact. We present a set of formal inference patterns from causal statements to… CONTINUE READING