theory change

theory change

(artificial intelligence)
The study of methods used to incorporate new information into a knowledge base when the new information may conflict with existing information.

Belief revision is one area of theory change.

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The topics include patterns in physical and biological systems, the methodological challenges of complex systems, a unifying approach to high-level and low-level cognition, considering criteria for model modification and theory change in psychology, and climate science as a case of modeling complexity.
Thus, boomers' politics could in theory change again in the years ahead, making predictions difficult.
A change in the kind of explanation is correlated with conceptual changes such that conceptual change is theory change.
Philosophers of science should use the social sciences to understand the type of social change involved in theory change.
The central questions addressed in this paper are what I call the two dogmas of structural realism: the idea that there is structure retention across theory change, and the idea that theoretical structures describe the world.
Topics include algorithmic solutions associated with generating and judging consolation arguments, exchange of information associated with argumentation differences, tools for computational argumentation, arguments in programming, measures for persuasion dialogs in preliminary investigations, ontological foundations for scholarly debate mapping technology, formal dialogue games, the computational complexity of ideal semantics, requirements for reflective argument visualization tools, hybrid argumentation and its properties, preferences dialogs, critical questions for decision making processes, argument theory change in revisions, argument interchange formats, arguments from experience, and models of judicial context in argumentation frameworks.
High school students' ideas about theories and theory change after a biological inquiry unit.
Probably the most influential theory change was induced by Dr.
In a general setting, the logic of theory change analyses the problem of how to restructure a body of knowledge whenever new knowledge is added or some other updating is performed.
The natural solution to the puzzle is to take Newton's reference to have been indeterminate as between the two kinds of mass, and similarly in other cases of theory change.
Those who understand complexity theory change the way they lead.
Key Words: Theory Change, AGM Model, Knowledge Representation, Epistemic States, Epistemic Attitude, Change Operations.

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