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Coordinated reasoning with inference fusion.

Hu, Bo; Compatangelo, Ernesto; Arana, Inés


Bo Hu

Ernesto Compatangelo

Inés Arana


E. Damiani

R.J. Howlett

L.C. Jain

N. Ichalkaranje


We discuss a new approach which uses inference fusion, i.e. the cooperative reasoning from distributed heterogeneous inference systems, in order to extend the scope of deductions based on description logics. More specifically, our approach integrates results from a description logics reasoner with results from a constraint solver. Inference fusion (i) processes heterogeneous input knowledge, generating suitable homogeneous input knowledge for each specialised reasoner; (ii) passes control to each reasoner, collecting their results and making them available to the other reasoner for further inferencing; (iii) combines the results of the two reasoners. We outline the main features of inference fusion by way of a small example.

Start Date Sep 16, 2002
Publication Date Dec 31, 2002
Publisher IOS Press
Series Title Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications
Series Number 82
ISBN 9781586032807
Institution Citation HU, B., COMPATANGELO, E. and ARANA, I. 2002. Coordinated reasoning with inference fusion. In Damiani, E., Howlett, R.J., Jain, L.C. and Ichalkaranje, N. (eds.) Knowledge-based intelligent information engineering systems and allied technologies: proceedings of the 6th International conference on knowledge-based intelligent information and engineering systems (KES 2002), 16-18 September 2002, Crema, Italy. Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications, 82. Amsterdam: IOS Press, pages 156-160.
Keywords Inference fusion; Cooperative reasoning; Description logics


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