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Representing the Real World

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor John Dobson

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Abstract

In this paper I want to take a look, from a more philisophical point of view, at some of the assumptions underlying the use of logic in knowledge based systems, and ask-and attempt to answer-the following question: Can a knowledge-based system represent the real world? The answer, briefly, is up to a point; but that point is not very far in any interesting direction.


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Author(s): Dobson JE

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1988

Pages: 20

Print publication date: 01/09/1988

Source Publication Date: September 1988

Report Number: 267

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne

URL: http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/publications/trs/papers/267.pdf


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