Accession Number:

ADA007560

Title:

Reasoning from Incomplete Knowledge

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual rept. 1 Aug 1974-31 Jan 1975

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The paper describes how people use a variety of plausible, but uncertain inferences to answer questions, about which their knowledge is incomplete. This kind of reasoning is described in terms of how it is being implemented in the SCHOLARCAI SYSTEM. The paper also shows how people can be taught to reason in this way, using a Socratic tutorial method implemented in a system like SCHOLAR.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE