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Knowledge Representation: Logical, Philosophical, and Computational Foundations

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John Sowa integrates logic, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science into this study of knowledge and its various models and implementations. His definitive new book shows how techniques of artificial intelligence, database design, and object-oriented programming help make knowledge explicit in a form that computer systems can use. The first three chapters are devoted ...more
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Published August 17th 1999 by Cengage Learning
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In this book, John Sowa conveys diverse and effective insights within the field of knowledge representation (KR). The frameworks he employs are deeply grounded philosphically. (Sowa's previous work on conceptual structures reactivated and extended the innovative work of Charles Sanders Peirce, which integrates logic and graph theory.) The work reviewed here surveys a wide range of KR issues from basic ontology to agency and processes. Chapter 6, Knowledge Soup, is widely recognized for framing a ...more
A must have for computer scientists. Explores both the information theory and its representation both from the computational and philosophical point of view.

It's not hard to read, and the history of the origins of Logic is very interesting and didactic.

The reader needn't to read the entire book, s/he can jump to the desire sections. Include exercises!
Great overview of just what it says. This really puts ontology modeling, the semantic web, and reasoning technologies (e.g. AI) in context. Highly recommended but not for the non-geek or faint of heart. The prepositional logic appendix has a concise overview for review or picking up the syntax.
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