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Abductive and inductive reasoning: background and issues

Peter A. Flach, Antonis C. Kakas, Abductive and inductive reasoning: background and issues. Chapter in Abduction and induction: essays on their relation and integration. Peter A. Flach, Antonis C. Kakas, (eds.). ISBN 0-7923-6250-0, pp. 1–27. April 2000. No electronic version available. External information

Abstract

The outline of this chapter is as follows. In Section 1.2 we discuss the philosophical and logical origins of abduction and induction. In Section 1.3 we analyse previous work on abduction and induction in the context of logic programming\indexlogic programming and artificial intelligence, and attempt a (partial) synthesis of this work. Section 1.4 considers the integration of abduction and induction in artificial intelligence, and Section 1.5 concludes.

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