Reasoning with Contextual Knowledge and Influence Diagrams
- Description logics-General
- Knowledge representation languages-General
- Uncertainty, vagueness, many-valued and fuzzy logics-General
Influence diagrams (IDs) are well-known formalisms, which extend Bayesian networks to model decision situations under uncertainty. Although they are convenient as a decision theoretic tool, their knowledge representation ability is limited in capturing other crucial notions such as logical consistency. In this article, we complement IDs with the light-weight description logic (DL) EL to overcome such limitations. We consider a setup where DL axioms hold in some contexts, yet the actual context is uncertain. The framework benefits from the convenience of using DL as a domain knowledge representation language and the modelling strength of IDs to deal with decisions over contexts in the presence of contextual uncertainty. We define related reasoning problems and study their computational complexity.