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Switching between Reasoning and Search

By Greg Gibbon and Janet Aisbett

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The crucial part of uncertain reasoning is not the process of forming a best conclusion from the facts known so far, but rather of knowing where to turn when those facts fall short. When confronted by a paradox such as the Nixon Diamond, or the Yale shooting problem, commonsense dictates that more information is required. We argue that while the concept of minimal knowledge is in some sense fundamental, adherence to it does not reflect the real world in which additional knowledge is always available

Publisher: Springer Verlag
Year: 1998
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