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A Logical Model for Decision-Making

Sridhar, V and Murty, Narasimha M and Krishna, G (1989) A Logical Model for Decision-Making. In: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1989, 14-17 November, Cambridge,MA, Vol.3, 1142-1147.


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The general form of a decision making model raises hypotheses about the dynamics of stimulus, conception, and response and we might suppose that the decision process begins with the perception of some sort of stimulus. The amount of information available for decision making is often incomplete and hence any logic that attempts to model decision making must be nonmonotonic in nature. The existing logics can handle defensible nonmonotonic inferences. We propose a modified First-order Logic so that defeasible beliefs can also be handled. The modification is in the form of a set of proper axioms to handle belief revision, and a modified modus ponens to capture nonmonotonic reasoning. The proposed logic is extended to model decision making activity.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/7066

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