Handbook of Knowledge Representation

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Frank van Harmelen, Vladimir Lifschitz, Bruce Porter
Elsevier, Jan 8, 2008 - Computers - 1034 pages
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Handbook of Knowledge Representation describes the essential foundations of Knowledge Representation, which lies at the core of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The book provides an up-to-date review of twenty-five key topics in knowledge representation, written by the leaders of each field. It includes a tutorial background and cutting-edge developments, as well as applications of Knowledge Representation in a variety of AI systems.

This handbook is organized into three parts. Part I deals with general methods in Knowledge Representation and reasoning and covers such topics as classical logic in Knowledge Representation; satisfiability solvers; description logics; constraint programming; conceptual graphs; nonmonotonic reasoning; model-based problem solving; and Bayesian networks. Part II focuses on classes of knowledge and specialized representations, with chapters on temporal representation and reasoning; spatial and physical reasoning; reasoning about knowledge and belief; temporal action logics; and nonmonotonic causal logic. Part III discusses Knowledge Representation in applications such as question answering; the semantic web; automated planning; cognitive robotics; multi-agent systems; and knowledge engineering.

This book is an essential resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in knowledge representation and AI.

* Make your computer smarter
* Handle qualitative and uncertain information
* Improve computational tractability to solve your problems easily

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Classes of Knowledge and Specialized Representations
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About the author (2008)

Frank van Harmelen is Professor in the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group of the Department of Computer Science at the VU University Amsterdam.

Bruce Porter, a former newspaper reporter and editor of "Newsweek", teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of "Blow: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel And Lost It All", and he has also written for "The New York Times Magazine", "The Washington Post", "Rolling Stone", "Playboy", and "Connoisseur", among other publications.

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