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By Didier Dubois, Henri Prade (auth.), Didier Dubois, Henri Prade (eds.)

Belief switch is an rising box of synthetic intelligence and data technological know-how devoted to the dynamics of data and the current publication presents a cutting-edge photo of its formal foundations. It offers with the addition, deletion and blend of items of data and, extra typically, with the revision, updating and fusion of data bases. The e-book deals an intensive insurance of, and seeks to reconcile, traditions within the kinematics of trust that frequently forget about one another - the symbolic and the numerical (often probabilistic) ways. additionally, the paintings encompasses either revision and fusion difficulties, even if those also are more often than not investigated by way of diversified groups. ultimately, the publication offers the numerical view of trust switch, past the probabilistic framework, masking such ways as risk thought, trust services and convex gambles.
The paintings hence provides a unified view of trust swap operators, drawing from a generally scattered literature embracing philosophical good judgment, man made intelligence, uncertainty modelling and database platforms. the cloth is a basically organised advisor to the literature at the dynamics of epistemic states, wisdom bases and unsure info, appropriate for students and graduate scholars accustomed to utilized common sense, wisdom illustration and unsure reasoning.

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