AAAI Publications, Twelfth International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

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Characterizing Updates in Dynamic Epistemic Logic
Guillaume Aucher

Last modified: 2010-04-27


Dynamic epistemic logic deals with the representation of situations in a multi-agent and dynamic setting. It allows to express in a uniform way statements about: 1. what is true about an initial situation 2. what is true about an event occurring in this situation 3. what is true about the resulting situation after the event has occurred. We axiomatize in this framework what we can infer about (3) given (1) and (2), introducing thereby new techniques to prove completeness. We also show that this axiomatization is decidable. Besides being useful for reasoning about actions, it provides a natural characterization of the product update of dynamic epistemic logic.

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