A Framework for Knowledge Discovery in a Society of Agents
Bourgne, Gauvain; Corruble, Vincent (2008), A Framework for Knowledge Discovery in a Society of Agents, in Boulicaut, Jean-François; Berthold, Michael R.; Horvath, Tamas, Discovery Science 11th International Conference, DS 2008, Budapest, Hungary, October 13-16, 2008. Proceedings, Springer : Berlin, p. 172-184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-88411-8_18
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference title11th International Conference on Discovery Science, DS 2008
Book titleDiscovery Science 11th International Conference, DS 2008, Budapest, Hungary, October 13-16, 2008. Proceedings
Book authorBoulicaut, Jean-François; Berthold, Michael R.; Horvath, Tamas
Series titleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Number of pages348
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Abstract (EN)This paper proposes initial steps towards a generic framework for modeling the scientific process. It is generic according to two main axes. First, it can be instantiated to cover various types of inferences usually considered relevant in science, second, and more important here, it allows for the modeling of the social dimension of scientific activity. After motivating this drive for genericity by looking at some results from philosophy of science, the paper presents the bases of the framework and its central reliance on the notion of consistency, both at the individual and group levels. It then instantiates the social dimension of the framework by proposing an actor-critic model of scientific interaction. The ideas proposed are illustrated with examples of hypothesis formation in medicine.
Subjects / Keywordsmodeling the scientific process
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