Principles of Knowledge Representation

The book contains a collection of eight survey papers written by some of the best researchers in foundations of knowledge representation and reasoning. It covers topics like theories of uncertainty, nonmonotonic and causal reasoning, logic programming, abduction, inductive logic programming, description logics, complexity in Artificial Intelligence, and model-based diagnosis. It thus provides an up-to-date coverage of recent approaches to some of the most challenging problems underlying knowledge representation and Artificial Intelligence in general.