Plausible Reasoning that Mimics Human Argumentation
by Dave Raggett (W3C/ERCIM)
Machine reasoning has had little attention over the last decade when compared to knowledge graphs and deep learning. Application logic is usually buried in the program code, making it cumbersome and costly to update. Approaches based upon traditional logic fail to cope with everyday knowledge that inevitably includes uncertainty, incompleteness and inconsistencies, whilst statistical approaches are often impractical given difficulties in obtaining the required statistics.