Stereotypical Reasoning: Logical Properties

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Lehmann, Daniel (2002)
  • Subject: Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence | I.2.3

Stereotypical reasoning assumes that the situation at hand is one of a kind and that it enjoys the properties generally associated with that kind of situation. It is one of the most basic forms of nonmonotonic reasoning. A formal model for stereotypical reasoning is proposed and the logical properties of this form of reasoning are studied. Stereotypical reasoning is shown to be cumulative under weak assumptions.
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