Contributions to Books:

M. Dao-Tran, T. Eiter, M. Fink, T. Krennwallner:
"Dynamic Distributed Nonmontonic Multi-Context Systems";
in: "Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Essays Celebrating its 30th Anniversary", G. Brewka, V. Marek, M. Truszczynski (ed.); College Publications, London, United Kingdom, 2011, (invited), ISBN: 978-1-84890-042-4.

English abstract:
Nonmonotonic multi-context systems (MCS) provide a formalism to represent knowledge exchange between heterogeneous and possibly nonmonotonic knowledge bases (contexts). Recent advancements to evaluate MCS semantics (given in terms of so-called equilibria) enable their application to realistic and fully distributed scenarios of knowledge exchange. However, the current MCS formalism cannot handle open environments, i.e., when knowledge sources and their contents may change over time and are not known a priori. To improve on this aspect, we develop {Dynamic Nonmonotonic Multi-Context Systems}, which consist of schematic contexts that allow to leave part of the information interlinkage open at design time. A concrete interlinking is established by a configuration step at run time, where concrete contexts and information imports between them are fixed. We formally develop a corresponding extension and provide semantics by instantiation to ordinary MCS. Furthermore, we develop a basic distributed configuration algorithm and discuss several refinements that affect the resulting configurations, in particular by means of optimizations according to different quality criteria. This discussion is complemented with experimental results obtained with a corresponding prototype implementation.

Multi-Context Systems, Decentralized Model Computation, Nonmonotonic Reasoning

Related Projects:
Project Head Thomas Eiter:
Modulare HEX-Programme

Project Head Thomas Eiter:
Schließen in hybriden Wissensbasen

Project Head Michael Fink:
Inconsistency Management for Knowledge-Integration Systems

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