Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. Pfandler, R. Pichler, S. Woltran:
"The complexity of handling minimal solutions in logic-based abduction";
Journal of Logic and Computation, 25 (2015), 3; 805 - 825.

English abstract:
Logic-based abduction is an important reasoning method with many applications in Artificial Intelligence including diagnosis, planning, and configuration. The goal of an abduction problem is to find a `solution´, i.e., an explanation for some observed symptoms. Usually, many solutions exist, and one is often interested in minimal ones only. Previous definitions of `solutions´ to an abduction problem tacitly made an open-world assumption. However, as far as minimality is concerned, this assumption may not always lead to the desired behaviour. To overcome this problem, we propose a new definition of solutions based on a closed-world approach. Moreover, we also introduce a new variant of minimality where only a part of the hypotheses is subject to minimization. A thorough complexity analysis reveals the close relationship between these two new notions as well as the differences compared with previous notions of solutions.

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Related Projects:
Project Head Reinhard Pichler:
Effiziente, parametrisierte Algorithmen in Künstlicher Intelligenz und logischem Schließen

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