an:01937272
Zbl 1023.03002
Kyburg, Henry E. jun.; Teng, Choh Man
Uncertain inference
EN
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN 978-0-521-00101-4/pbk; 0-521-80064-1/hbk; 978-0-511-61294-7/ebook). xii, 298~p. (2001).
2001
b
03-02 03B48 68T37 68T27 03B42 03B60 03-01 00A30 60A05 62A01
uncertainty; uncertain inference; conditional probability; nonmonotonic reasoning; belief revision; statistical inference; evidential probability; scientific inference
An overview of a wide variety of approaches to uncertainty and uncertain inference is provided within a unified framework. After a historical introduction by Mark Wheeler, the reader is introduced to first-order logic, the probability calculus, conditional probability and an overview of the different interpretations of probability. Chapter 5 deals with nonstandard measures of support, while the next two chapters review nonmonotonic reasoning and belief revision. Chapters 8 and 9 are devoted to statistical inference and evidential probability. The last three chapters deal with semantics, applications and scientific inference. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in several fields, such as philosophy, computer science, artificial intelligence, game theory and economics.
G.Bonanno (Davis)