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

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Forgetting in Action
David Rajaratnam, Hector Levesque, Maurice Pagnucco, Michael Thielscher

Last modified: 2014-05-04

Abstract


In this paper we develop a general framework that allows for both knowledge acquisition and forgetting in the Situation Calculus. Based on the Scherl and Levesque (Scherl and Levesque 1993) possible worlds approach to knowledge in the Situation Calculus, we allow for both sensing as well as explicit forgetting actions. This model of forgetting is then compared to existing frameworks. In particular we show that forgetting is well-behaved with respect to the contraction operator of the well-known AGM theory of belief revision (Alchourron, Gardenfors, and Makinson 1985) but that knowledge forgetting is distinct from the more commonly known notion of logical forgetting (Lin and Reiter 1994).

Keywords


Situation Calculus, Forgetting, Epistemic reasoning

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