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Abduction, induction, and the logic of scientific knowledge development

Peter Flach, Antonis Kakas, Oliver Ray, Abduction, induction, and the logic of scientific knowledge development. ECAI'06 workshop on Abduction and Induction in AI and Scientific Modelling. P.A. Flach, A.C. Kakas, L. Magnani, O. Ray, (eds.), pp. 21–23. August 2006. PDF, 41 Kbytes. External information

Abstract

In this paper we outline some recent developments in the study of abduction and induction and their role in scientific modelling and knowledge refinement. We also describe a central challenge that appears to be emerging from this study: namely, the problem of developing practical approaches for exploiting abduction and induction, of formally characterising the limitations of such approaches, and of identifying the classes of real-world problems to which they can be usefully applied.

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