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Formalizing the Dynamics of Information cover

Formalizing the Dynamics of Information

edited by Martina Faller, Stefan Kaufmann, and Marc Pauly

The papers collected in this volume exemplify some of the trends in current approaches to logic, language and computation. Written by authors with varied academic backgrounds, the contributions are intended for an interdisciplinary audience.

The first part of this volume addresses issues relevant for multi-agent systems: reasoning with incomplete information, reasoning about knowledge and beliefs, and reasoning about games. Proofs as formal objects form the subject of Part II. Topics covered include: contributions on logical frameworks, linear logic, and different approaches to formalized reasoning. Part III focuses on representations and formal methods in linguistic theory, addressing the areas of comparative and temporal expressions, modal subordination, and compositionality.

Martina Faller and Stefan Kaufmann are Ph.D. students in the Linguistics Department at Stanford University and Marc Pauly is at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science(CWI) in Amsterdam.


  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • I Agents, Games, and Reasoning with Incomplete Information
    • Commonsense as Motion Areski nait Abdallah
    • Intersubjective Consistency of Knowledge and Belief Giacomo Bonnano and Klaus Nehring
    • Formalizing Potential of Agents W. van der Hoek, J.-J.Ch. Meyer, and J.W. van Schagen
    • An Introduction to Game Logic Marc Pauly
  • II Reasoning Formalized: Logical Frameworks, Resolution, and Proof Theory
    • Logical Frameworks Iliano Cervesato
    • Logical Frameworks Grigori Mints
    • An Overview of Resolution Decision Procedures Hans de Nivelle
    • From Propositional to Linear Logic: An Introduction Harold Schellinx
  • III Composition that Makes Sense
    • Dimensional Adjectives and Measure Phrases in Vector Space Semantics Martina Faller
    • Dynamic Context Management Stefan Kaufmann
    • Resolving Temporal Relations Using Tense Meaning and Discourse Interpretation Andrew Kehler
    • Semantic Compositionality Francis Jeffry Pelletier


ISBN (Paperback): 1575862409 (9781575862330)
ISBN (Cloth): 1575862395 (9781575862392)
ISBN (Electronic): 1684000076 (9781684000074)

Subject: Linguistics; Information Theory; System theory

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