Logical and Computational Aspects of Model-Based Reasoning

Logical and Computational Aspects of Model-Based Reasoning

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Information technology has been, in recent years, under increasing commercial pressure to provide devices and systems which help/ replace the human in his daily activity. This pressure requires the use of logic as the underlying foundational workhorse of the area. New logics were developed as the need arose and new foci and balance has evolved within logic itself. One aspect of these new trends in logic is the rising impor tance of model based reasoning. Logics have become more and more tailored to applications and their reasoning has become more and more application dependent. In fact, some years ago, I myself coined the phrase qdirect deductive reasoning in application areasq, advocating the methodology of model-based reasoning in the strongest possible terms. Certainly my discipline of Labelled Deductive Systems allows to bring qpiecesq of the application areas as qlabelsq into the logic. I therefore heartily welcome this important book to Volume 25 of the Applied Logic Series and see it as an important contribution in our overall coverage of applied logic.Some of these include psychologists interested in the role that diagrams play in cognition, computer Scientists interested in how ... These specialized systems, such as those for using wiring diagrams and architectural blueprints, have shown their usefulness when ... Seligman, 1997], 4 N. Swoboda and G. Allwein Overview.

Title:Logical and Computational Aspects of Model-Based Reasoning
Author:L. Magnani, Nancy Nersessian, Claudio Pizzi
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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