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Situation Theory and Its Applications, Volume
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Situation Theory and Its Applications, Volume 3

edited by Peter Aczel, David J. Israel, Yasuhiro Katagiri, and Stanley Peters

These essays evolved from research presented at the Third International Conference on situation theory and its applications.

Situation Theory is the result of an interdisciplinary effort to create a full-fledged theory of information. Created by scholars and scientists from cognitive science, computer science and AI, linguistics, logic, philosophy, and mathematics, it aims to provide a common set of tools for the analysis of phenomena from all of these fields. The research presented in this volume reflects a growing international and interdisciplinary activity of importance to many fields concerned with the information.

Peter Aczel is professor of mathematical logic and computer logic at Manchester University. David Israel is a senior computer scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International and a consulting professor in the Philosophy Department at Stanford University. Yasuhiro Katagiri is a research scientist in the Information Science Research Laboratory of NTT Basic Research Laboratories. Stanley Peters is professor of linguistics and symbolic systems at Stanford University.


  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Part I Situation Theory
  • 1 Constraints, Channels, and the Flow of Information
    Jon Barwise
  • 2 Extended Kamp Notation: A Graphical Notation for Situation Theory
    Jon Barwise and Robin Cooper
  • 3 States of Affairs Without Parameters
    Mark Crimmins
  • Part II Logical Applications
  • 4 Labelled Deductive Systems and Situation Theory
    D. M. Gabbay
  • 5 Events and Processes in Situation Semantics
    Michael Georgeff, David Morley, and Anad Rao
  • 6 Nonomonotonic Projection, Causation, and Induction
    Robert C. Koons
  • 7 Modal Situation Theory
    Stephen M. Schulz
  • Part III Linguistic Applications
  • 8 Generalized Quantifiers and Resource Situations
    Robin Cooper
  • 9 Situation Theory and Cooperative Action
    Keith Devlin and Duska Rosenberg
  • 10 Propositional and Non-Propositional Attitudes
    Jonathan Ginzburg
  • 11 Episodic Logic: A Situational Logic for Natural Language Processing
    Chung Hee Hwang and Lenhart K. Shubert
  • 12 A Situation-Theoretic Formalization of Definite Description Interpretation in Plan Elaboration Dialogues
    Massimo Poesio
  • 13 A Situation-Theorectic Representation of Text Meaning: Anaphora, Quantification, and Negation
    Dag Westerståhl, Björn Haglund, and Torbjörn Lager
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index


ISBN (Paperback): 1881526089 (9781881526087)
ISBN (Cloth): 1881526097 (9781881526094)
ISBN (Electronic): 1575867575 (9781575867571)

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