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Nonmonotonic Desires: A Possibility Theory Viewpoint

Dubois, Didier and Lorini, Emiliano and Prade, Henri Nonmonotonic Desires: A Possibility Theory Viewpoint. (2014) In: International Workshop on Defeasible and Ampliative Reasoning - DARe 2014, 19 August 2014 - 19 August 2014 (Prague, Czech Republic).

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If an agent desires that ϕ and desires that ψ, this agent often also desires that ϕ and ψ hold at the same time (ϕ ∧ ψ). However, there are cases where ϕ ∧ ψ may be found less satisfactory for the agent than each of ϕ or ψ alone. This paper is a first attempt at modeling such nonmonotonic desires. The approach is developed in the setting of possibility theory, since it has been recently pointed out that guaranteed (or strong) possibility measures are a good candidate for modeling graded desires. Although nonmonotonic reasoning has been studied extensively for knowledge, and that preferential nonmonotonic consequence relations can be faithfully represented in the possibilistic setting, nonmonotonic desires appear to require a different approach.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-01136336
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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