Inference Algorithms

Basic Goal for Inference

All rules have the basic format:
    If condition
       Then Conclusion
Want to interpret conditions with current data Patterns of Inference

Two Basic Approaches for Reasoning

Forward Chaining

Work left to right in diagram, from known data toward results

Backward Chaining

Work right to left in diagram, from possible results toward known data

created May 13, 2003
last revised May 13, 2003
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