Applications Of Paraconsistency In Data And Knowledge Bases
Source: Synthese, Volume 125, Numbers 1-2, January 2000 , pp. 121-132(12)
Abstract:The study of paraconsistent logic as a branch of mathematics and logic has been pioneered by Newton da Costa. With the growing advent of distributed and often inconsistent databases over the last ten years, there has been growing interest in paraconsistency amongst researchers in databases and knowledge bases. In this paper, we provide a brief survey of work in paraconsistent databases and knowledge bases affected by Newton da Costa's important and lasting contributions to the field.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: 1: Department of Mathematics, Towson University, Towson, MD U.S.A. 2: Department of Computer Science, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland MD U.S.A.
Publication date: 2000-01-01