A General Approach to Reasoning with Probabilities, Arizona, US


The crime & Security Institute’s (CSRI) Federico Cerutti will present the paper “A General Approach to Reasoning with Probabilities” at the 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Tempe, Arizona, one of the most prominent venues for research in Artificial Intelligence.

The ability to reason under uncertainty is a core requirement for most intelligent systems and many approaches for uncertain reasoning have been proposed in the area of knowledge representation and reasoning (KR) and artificial intelligence (AI) in general. We can distinguish between approaches dealing with qualitative uncertain reasoning and quantitative uncertain reasoning.

The paper aims to unify many of such approaches and define a general methodology for reasoning with quantitative uncertainty. This allows for a general study of its properties while abstracting away from any specific instantiation.

This work is part of the DAIS ITA project at CSRI.