Loglinear models for first-order probabilistic reasoning: 15th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence

J Cussens, H Prade

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Recent work on loglinear models in probabilistic constraint logic programming is applied to first-order probabilistic reasoning. Probabilities are defined directly on the proofs of atomic formulae, and by marginalisation on the atomic formulae themselves. We use Stochastic Logic Programs (SLPs) composed of labelled and unlabelled definite clauses to define the proof probabilities. We have a conservative extension of first-order reasoning, so that, far example, there is a one-one mapping between logical and random variables. We show how, in this framework, Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) can be used to induce the features of a loglinear model from data. We also compare the presented framework with other approaches to first-order probabilistic reasoning.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
ISBN (Print)1-55860-614-9
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • loglinear models
  • constraint logic programming
  • inductive logic programming

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