On indicative conditionals

Emmanuelle Anna Dietz, Steffen Hölldobler, Luís Moniz Pereira

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In this paper we present a new approach to evaluate indicative conditionals with respect to some background information specified by a logic program. Because the weak completion of a logic program admits a least model under the three-valued Łukasiewicz semantics and this semantics has been successfully applied to other human reasoning tasks, conditionals are evaluated under these least L-models. If such a model maps the condition of a conditional to unknown, then abduction and revision are applied in order to satisfy the condition. Different strategies in applying abduction and revision might lead to different evaluations of a given conditional. Based on these findings we outline an experiment to better understand how humans handle those cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-30
Number of pages12
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event1st International Workshop on Semantic Technologies, IWOST 2015 - Changchun, China
Duration: 9 Mar 201512 Mar 2015


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