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Abductive reasoning

Known as: Abductive validation, Retroduction, Inference to the best explanation 
Abductive reasoning (also called abduction, abductive inference or retroduction) is a form of logical inference which goes from an observation to a… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
This volume explores abductive cognition, an important but, at least until the third quarter of the last century, neglected topic… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) is concerned with the task of generalising sets of positive and negative examples with respect… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
We argue for the usefulness of abductive reasoning in the context of ontologies. We discuss several applicaton scenarios in which… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Foreword. Part I: Conceptual Framework. 1. LOGICS OF GENERATION AND EVALUATION. 1.1 Introduction. 1.2 Heuristics: A Legacy of the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Abstract Case studies are frequently used in industrial network research. In this article, we discuss the difficulties and… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Introduction 1. Conceptual analysis of abduction: what is abduction? 2. Knowledge-based systems and the science of AI: 3. Two RED… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
This paper presents a simple framework for Horn-clause abduction, with probabilities associated with hypotheses. The framework… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
Abstract Abduction is inference to the best explanation. In the TACITUS project at SRI we have developed an approach to abductive… Expand
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1992
1992
Essential to Peirce's distinction among three kinds of reasoning, deduction, induction and abduction, is the claim that each is… Expand
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Highly Cited
1988
Highly Cited
1988
An approach to abductive inference developed in the TACITUS project has resulted in a dramatic simplification of how the problem… Expand
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