Generalised Label Semantics as a Model of Epistemic Vagueness

J Lawry, Rodriguez Ines Gonzalez

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A generalised version of the label semantics framework is proposed as an epistemic model of the uncertainty associated with vague description labels. In this framework communicating agents make explicit decisions both about which labels are appropriate to describe an element x ∈ Ω (the underlying universe), and also about which negated labels are appropriate to describe x. It is shown that such a framework can capture a number of different calculi for reasoning with vague concepts as special cases. In particular, different uncertainty assumptions are shown to result in the truth-functional max-min calculus and the standard label semantics calculus.
Translated title of the contributionGeneralised Label Semantics as a Model of Epistemic Vagueness
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty
EditorsClaudio Sossai, Gaetano Chemello
Pages626 - 637
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer

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