Approaches to uncertain or imprecise rules - A survey

Matthias Nickles, Davide Sottara

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With this paper we present a brief overview of selected prominent approaches to rule frameworks and formal rule languages for the representation of and reasoning with uncertain or imprecise knowledge. This work covers selected probabilistic and possibilistic logics, as well as implementations of uncertainty and possibilistic reasoning in rule engine software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRule Interchange and Applications - International Symposium, RuleML 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications, RuleML 2009 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2009Nov 7 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5858 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications, RuleML 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV


  • Imperfect Knowledge
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Rules
  • Semantic Web
  • Uncertainty Reasoning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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