[DL] Guidance on applying DL

Thompson, John A john.a.thompson at boeing.com
Mon Jan 20 21:07:19 CET 2003

On January 17, K. V. Viswanathan writes:
> I have a problem requiring KR and inference in the field of
> planning. I have read some of the introductory chapters from the
> forthcoming DL handbook.
> I need to represent facts and many causal links such as "A affects
> B" or "an increase in A will cause a decrease in B" and the
> like. Armed with such a knowledge base, I then need to study the
> impact of adding new facts into the KB.
> Would the upcoming OWL (Web Ontology Language) be a suitable
> candidate for this representation and reasoning problem? Or should I
> be considering other languages? Pointers to and links to useful
> readings that will enable me to come up to speed will also be much
> welcome.

The description of this problem matches my understanding of what a Bayesian Network is designed to handle.  I would suggest that you look into Bayesian Network tools, but I don't have any specific software references to give you.

John Thompson

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