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Books: Cognitive Science: Fagin et al

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Message 1: Reasoning About Knowledge: Fagin, Halpern, Moses, Vardi

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 14:56:49 -0500 (EST)
From: dgw <dgwmit.edu>
Subject: Reasoning About Knowledge: Fagin, Halpern, Moses, Vardi


Title: Reasoning About Knowledge
			
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	MIT Press
		http://mitpress.mit.edu/		 
			
Book URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/promotions/books/FL20030262562006 

Author: Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center 
Author: Joseph Y. Halpern, Cornell University 
Author: Yoram Moses, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology 
Author: Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University 

Paperback: ISBN: 0262562006, Pages: 491, Price: $39.95
	 Comment: Hardcover published 1995.

			
Abstract:

Reasoning about knowledge--particularly the knowledge of agents who
reason about the world and each other's knowledge --was once the
exclusive province of philosophers and puzzle solvers. More recently,
this type of reasoning has been shown to play a key role in a
surprising number of contexts, from understanding conversations to the
analysis of distributed computer algorithms.

Reasoning About Knowledge is the first book to provide a general
discussion of approaches to reasoning about knowledge and its
applications to distributed systems, artificial intelligence, and game
theory. It brings eight years of work by the authors into a cohesive
framework for understanding and analyzing reasoning about knowledge
that is intuitive, mathematically well founded, useful in practice,
and widely applicable. The book is almost completely self-contained
and should be accessible to readers in a variety of disciplines,
including computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics,
philosophy, cognitive science, and game theory. Each chapter includes
exercises and bibliographic notes.

"It is easy to foresee that this book will become a classic."
- Fabrizio Sebastiani, The Computer Journal


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