Handbook of Logic in Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming: Volume 3: Nonmonotonic Reasoning and Uncertain Reasoning

Dov M. Gabbay & C. J. Hogger & J. A. Robinson

Language: English

Published: Apr 27, 1994


Logic is now widely recognized to be one of the foundational disciplines of computing with applications reaching almost every aspect of the subject, from software engineering and hardware to programming languages and artificial intelligence. The Handbook of Logic in Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming is a multi-volume work covering all major areas of application of logic to AI and logic programming. Each volume features a combination of authoritative exposition, comprehensive survey, and fundamental research exploring the underlying themes in various areas. Volumes 1 and 2 present the logical foundations and deduction methodologies extensively used in AI. Volumes 3 and 4 cover reasoning, and Volume 5 details logic programming. The chapters, which in many cases are of monograph length and scope, emphasize possible unifying themes and are written by internationally known researchers. Students and researchers of artificial intelligence, computer science, and logic will find this landmark reference invaluable to their work.



'The standard of exposition is always high; some of the chapters are a delight to read. All parts of the Handbook should be accessible to anyone with a graduate course level background in logic; in some cases even less will suffice ... the editors' choice is very reasonable and the contributors have also made fair use of their freedom to emphasize what they believe is important. The novice will not be let astray if she follows the paths cut through the jungle of current research. For the expert the volumes provides reliable surveys and useful teaching aids. The Handbook promises to become a unique collection of some of the finest work in AI.' Andre Fuhrmann, University of Konstanz, Studia Logica

`three volumes of the handbook of Logic in Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming represent a detailed and comprehensive exposition of the theoretical and computational features of a wide variety of classical and non-classical logics ... the Handbook can be unreservedly recommended to AI practitionrs with proficiency in logic and commitment to its role in the development of AI systems' Maria Fox, University College, London, The Computer Journal, Vol. 37, No. 9, 1994

About the Author

Dov M. Gabbay is at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. C. J. Hogger is at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.