PP-1999-16: Prefixed Resolution: A Resolution Method for Modal and Description Logics

PP-1999-16: Areces, Carlos and de Nivelle, Hans and de Rijke, Maarten (1999) Prefixed Resolution: A Resolution Method for Modal and Description Logics. [Report]

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We provide a resolution-based proof procedure for modal and description
logics that improves on previous proposals in a number of important ways.
First, it avoids translations into large undecidable logics, and works
directly on modal or description logic formulas instead. Second, by
using labeled formulas it avoids the complexities of earlier propositional
resolution-based methods for modal logic. Third, it provides a method
for manipulating so-called assertional information in the description
logic setting. And fourth, we believe that it combines ideas from the
method of prefixes used in tableaux and resolution in such a way that
some of the heuristics and optimizations devised in either field are

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-1999-16
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 1999
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/16

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