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Propositional fusion rules

Hunter, A; Summerton, R; (2003) Propositional fusion rules. In: Nielsen, TD and Zhang, NL, (eds.) SYMBOLIC AND QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO REASONING WITH UNCERTAINTY, PROCEEDING. (pp. 502 - 514). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN

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In previous papers, we have presented a logic-based framework for merging structured news reports [14,16,15]. Structured news reports are XML documents, where the text entries are restricted to individual words or simple phrases, such as names and domain-specific terminology, and numbers and units. We assume structured news reports do not require natural language processing. In this paper, we present propositional fusion rules as a way of implementing logic-based fusion for structured news reports. Fusion rules are a form of scripting language that define how structured news reports should be merged. The antecedent of a fusion rule is a call to investigate the information in the structured news reports and the background knowledge, and the consequent of a fusion rule is a formula specifying an action to be undertaken to form a merged report. It is expected that a set of fusion rules is defined for any given application. We give the syntax and mode of execution for fusion rules, and explain how the resulting actions give a merged report.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Propositional fusion rules
Event: 7th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty
Dates: 2003-07-02 - 2003-07-05
ISBN: 3-540-40494-5
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/105521
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