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Rankin, Terry L.

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Works: 8 works in 37 publications in 2 languages and 692 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, ed
Classifications: P98, 410
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Most widely held works by Terry L Rankin
Philosophy, language, and artificial intelligence : resources for processing natural language by Jack Kulas( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and phi losophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and socio biology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual and epistemologi cal aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. Among the most challenging and difficult projects within the scope of artificial intelligence is the development and implementation of com puter programs suitable for processing natural language. Our purpose in compiling the present volume has been to contribute to the foundations of this enterprise by bringing together classic papers devoted to crucial problems involved in understanding natural language, which range from issues of formal syntax and logical form to those of possible-worlds and situation semantics. The book begins with a comprehensive introduc tion composed by Jack Kulas, the senior editor of this work, which pro vides a systematic orientation to this complex field, and ends with a selected bibliography intended to promote further research. If our efforts assist others in dealing with these problems, they will have been worthwhile. J.H.F
Philosophy, mind, and cognitive inquiry : resources for understanding mental processes by David John Cole( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human. (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. No problem within the field of cognitive inquiry is more difficult than that of developing an adequate conception of the nature of mind and of its mode of operation. Our purpose in compiling the present volume has been to contribute to the pursuit of this objective by bringing together a repre sentative cross-section of the principal approaches and the primary players who are engaged in contemporary debate on these crucial issues. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction composed by David Cole, the senior editor of this work, which provides a background for understanding the major problems and alternative solutions, and ends with a selected bibliography intended to promote further research. If our efforts assist others in dealing with these issues, they will have been worthwhile. J. H. F. David J. Cole et at. (eds. ), Philosophy, Mind, and Cognitive Inquiry, ix
Program verification : fundamental issues in computer science by Timothy R Colburn( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most important problems confronting computer science is that of developing a paradigm appropriate to the discipline. Proponents of formal methods - such as John McCarthy, C.A.R. Hoare, and Edgar Dijkstra - have advanced the position that computing is a mathematical activity and that computer science should model itself after mathematics. Opponents of formal methods - by contrast, suggest that programming is the activity which is fundamental to computer science and that there are important differences that distinguish it from mathematics, which therefore cannot provide a suitable paradigm. Disagreement over the place of formal methods in computer science has recently arisen in the form of renewed interest in the nature and capacity of program verification as a method for establishing the reliability of software systems. A paper that appeared in Communications of the ACM entitled, `Program Verification: The Very Idea', by James H. Fetzer triggered an extended debate that has been discussed in several journals and that has endured for several years, engaging the interest of computer scientists (both theoretical and applied) and of other thinkers from a wide range of backgrounds who want to understand computer science as a domain of inquiry. The editors of this collection have brought together many of the most interesting and important studies that contribute to answering questions about the nature and the limits of computer science. These include early papers advocating the mathematical paradigm by McCarthy, Naur, R. Floyd, and Hoare (in Part I), others that elaborate the paradigm by Hoare, Meyer, Naur, and Scherlis and Scott (in Part II), challenges, limits and alternatives explored by C. Floyd, Smith, Blum, and Naur (in Part III), and recent work focusing on formal verification by DeMillo, Lipton, and Perlis, Fetzer, Cohn, and Colburn (in Part IV). It provides essential resources for further study. This volume will appeal to scientists, philosophers, and laypersons who want to understand the theoretical foundations of computer science and be appropriately positioned to evaluate the scope and limits of the discipline
Could nonmonotonic inference ever be deductively valid? by Terry L Rankin( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AI artifacts and applied epistemology by Terry L Rankin( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy, language, and artificial intelligence : Resources of processing natural language( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Philosophy, mind and cognitive inquiry by David John Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Review of Heuristics: Intelligent Search Strategies for Computer Problem Solving by Terry L Rankin( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The view of AI science offered by Judea Pearl is thoroughly traditional and standard, and therein lie both this book's strengths and its weaknesses as a monograph, a reference, or a textbook
 
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