A dynamic default revision mechanism for speculative computation

By Oliveira, T.; Satoh, K.; Novais, P.; Neves, J.; Hosobe, H.

Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems



In this work a default revision mechanism is introduced into Speculative Computation to manage incomplete information. The default revision is supported by a method for the generation of default constraints based on Bayesian Networks. The method enables the generation of an initial set of defaults which is used to produce the most likely scenarios during the computation, represented by active processes. As facts arrive, the Bayesian Network is used to derive new defaults. The objective with such a new dynamic mechanism is to keep the active processes coherent with arrived facts. This is achieved by changing the initial set of default constraints during the reasoning process in Speculative Computation. A practical example in clinical decision support is described.


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