Revision by translation

Dov M. Gabbay, Odinaldo T. Rodrigues, Alessandra Russo

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As we have seen, the traditional AGM theory of belief revision put forward a number of postulates to constrain how the state of beliefs of an agent should change when faced with a new belief that possibly contradicts her previous beliefs. The whole AGM framework was formulated under the assumption that the logic used to represent a belief set was classical. Since classical theories degenerate in the presence of inconsistency, inconsistency plays a major role in the whole process, and this has two major consequences: firstly, a 'proper' revision is only triggered when the new belief is inconsistent with the previous belief set; and secondly, the postulates cannot be applied directly to non-classical logics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRevision, Acceptability and Context - Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages48
ISBN (Print)9783642141584
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCognitive Technologies
ISSN (Print)1611-2482


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