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Intellectics Group: Technical Report 96-09

On a Nonmonotonic Disputation-Based Semantics and Proof Procedure for Logic Programs

Michael Thielscher

Logic programs with nonmonotonic negation are embedded in a general, abstract disputation-based framework for nonmonotonic logics. This formalization induces a particular semantics, which is proved to extend well-founded semantics and whose expanded expressiveness is illustrated by different examples involving reasoning by cases. Moreover, we develop a formal proof procedure for skeptical reasoning in the general disputation framework. Its adaption to the logic programming context provides a goal-oriented and local proof procedure for the induced semantics.

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