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Commonsense Reasoning, 2nd Edition by Erik T. Mueller

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Chapter 17

Nonlogical Methods for Commonsense Reasoning

Abstract

Why use logic for commonsense reasoning? What about other approaches? We review several other important approaches to commonsense reasoning: qualitative reasoning, analogical processing, probabilistic reasoning, and the society of mind. We assess their strengths and weaknesses and discuss their relationships to the event calculus.

Keywords

Commonsense reasoning

Event calculus

Reasoning about action and change

Qualitative reasoning

Analogical processing

Probabilistic reasoning

The society of mind

This book uses the event calculus for commonsense reasoning, which is based on predicate logic. Why logic? What about other approaches to commonsense reasoning? In this chapter, we review ...

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