TitleLogics for approximate entailment in ordered universes of discourse
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsVetterlein T, Esteva F, Godo L
JournalInternational Journal of Approximate Reasoning

The Logic of Approximate Entailment (LAE) is a graded counterpart of classical propositional calculus, where conclusions that are only approximately correct can be drawn. This is achieved by equipping the underlying set of possible worlds with a similarity relation. When using this logic in applications, however, a disadvantage must be accepted; namely, in LAE it is not possible to combine conclusions in a conjunctive way. In order to overcome this drawback, we propose in this paper a modification of LAE where, at the semantic level, the underlying set of worlds is moreover endowed with an order structure. The chosen framework is designed in view of possible applications.