Title

Abductive Reasoning with Recurrent Neural Networks

Abstract

Abduction is the process of proceeding from data describing a set of observations or events, to a set of hypotheses which best explains or accounts for the data. Cost-based abduction (CBA) is a formalism in which evidence to be explained is treated as a goal to be proven, proofs have costs based on how much needs to be assumed to complete the proof, and the set of assumptions needed to complete the least-cost proof are taken as the best explanation for the given evidence. In previous work, we presented a method for using high order recurrent networks to find least cost proofs for CBA instances. Here, we present a method that significantly reduces the size of the neural network that is produced for a given CBA instance. We present experimental results describing the performance of this method and comparing its performance to that of the previous method.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Abductive; Neural Networks; Reasoning

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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