# Mechanical analogy of statement networks

International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (2008)

- Volume: 18, Issue: 4, page 477-486
- ISSN: 1641-876X

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topWojciech Cholewa. "Mechanical analogy of statement networks." International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science 18.4 (2008): 477-486. <http://eudml.org/doc/207901>.

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abstract = {The paper demonstrates briefly the reasoning capabilities in condition monitoring offered by systems based on statement networks. The usefulness of the networks considered results among others from possibilities of their optimization related to the minimization of contradictions between rules acquired from different knowledge sources. A mechanical analogy of such networks introduces an interpretation of statements as material points that are able to move. Dependencies between statements are considered as approximate necessary and approximate sufficient conditions, which are represented by unilateral constraints imposed on the introduced material points. A model of a dynamic statement network can be obtained out of the network consisting of statements represented by material points with assigned masses, where the inertia of statements may be taken into account. The paper introduces a measure of conditional contradictions of statements, which can be used for monitoring knowledge bases in running expert systems.},

author = {Wojciech Cholewa},

journal = {International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science},

keywords = {statement network; dynamic statement; contradictory rules; belief network},

language = {eng},

number = {4},

pages = {477-486},

title = {Mechanical analogy of statement networks},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/207901},

volume = {18},

year = {2008},

}

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AU - Wojciech Cholewa

TI - Mechanical analogy of statement networks

JO - International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

PY - 2008

VL - 18

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SP - 477

EP - 486

AB - The paper demonstrates briefly the reasoning capabilities in condition monitoring offered by systems based on statement networks. The usefulness of the networks considered results among others from possibilities of their optimization related to the minimization of contradictions between rules acquired from different knowledge sources. A mechanical analogy of such networks introduces an interpretation of statements as material points that are able to move. Dependencies between statements are considered as approximate necessary and approximate sufficient conditions, which are represented by unilateral constraints imposed on the introduced material points. A model of a dynamic statement network can be obtained out of the network consisting of statements represented by material points with assigned masses, where the inertia of statements may be taken into account. The paper introduces a measure of conditional contradictions of statements, which can be used for monitoring knowledge bases in running expert systems.

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KW - statement network; dynamic statement; contradictory rules; belief network

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