Propositional logic. – Propositions are interpreted as true or false. – Infer truth of new propositions. • First order logic. – Contains predicates, quantifiers and. 2 First-Order Logic: Syntax. • We shall now introduce a generalisation of propositional logic called first-order logic. (FOL). This new logic affords us much. or false. In first-order logic the atomic formulas are predicates that assert a relationship among The syntax of first-order logic is defined relative to a signature.

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Techniques in Artificial Intelligence. First-Order Logic. • Propositional logic only deals with “facts”, statements that may or may not be true of the world, e.g. In order to develop the theory and metatheory of first-order logic, we must first define the syntax and semantics of its expressions. The expressions of first-. Propositional logic is declarative: pieces of syntax correspond to facts first- order logic (like natural language) assumes the world contains. • Objects: people .

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First-order logic

On the other hand, a non-logical predicate symbol such as Phil x could be interpreted to mean "x is a philosopher", "x is a man named Philip", or any other unary predicate, depending on the interpretation at hand. Occasionally other logical connective symbols are included.

Parentheses, brackets, and other punctuation symbols. The choice of such symbols varies depending on context. An infinite set of variables, often denoted by lowercase letters at the end of the alphabet x, y, z, Subscripts are often used to distinguish variables: x0, x1, x2, Not all of these symbols are required—only one of the quantifiers, negation and conjunction, variables, brackets and equality suffice.

Without any such logical operators of valence 0, these two constants can only be expressed using quantifiers. Non-logical symbols[ edit ] The non-logical symbols represent predicates relations , functions and constants on the domain of discourse.

It used to be standard practice to use a fixed, infinite set of non-logical symbols for all purposes. A more recent practice is to use different non-logical symbols according to the application one has in mind.

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Therefore, it has become necessary to name the set of all non-logical symbols used in a particular application. This choice is made via a signature. Consequently, under the traditional approach there is only one language of first-order logic. Because they represent relations between n elements, they are also called relation symbols. For each arity n we have an infinite supply of them: Pn0, Pn1, Pn2, Pn3, In contemporary mathematical logic, the signature varies by application.

There are no restrictions on the number of non-logical symbols. The signature can be empty , finite, or infinite, even uncountable. In this approach, every non-logical symbol is of one of the following types.

A predicate symbol or relation symbol with some valence or arity, number of arguments greater than or equal to 0. These are often denoted by uppercase letters P, Q, R, Relations of valence 0 can be identified with propositional variables. For example, P, which can stand for any statement. For example, P x is a predicate variable of valence 1. This criterion is particularly assuming that "X" is a new variable occurring important in the case of a learning base whose ex- nowhere else in the formula.

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Remember me on this computer. On the other hand, a non-logical predicate symbol such as Phil x could be interpreted to mean "x is a philosopher", "x is a man named Philip", or any other unary predicate, depending on the interpretation at hand. Occasionally other logical connective symbols are included. Parentheses, brackets, and other punctuation symbols. The choice of such symbols varies depending on context. An infinite set of variables, often denoted by lowercase letters at the end of the alphabet x, y, z, Subscripts are often used to distinguish variables: x0, x1, x2, Not all of these symbols are required—only one of the quantifiers, negation and conjunction, variables, brackets and equality suffice.

Without any such logical operators of valence 0, these two constants can only be expressed using quantifiers. Non-logical symbols[ edit ] The non-logical symbols represent predicates relations , functions and constants on the domain of discourse. It used to be standard practice to use a fixed, infinite set of non-logical symbols for all purposes.

A more recent practice is to use different non-logical symbols according to the application one has in mind. Therefore, it has become necessary to name the set of all non-logical symbols used in a particular application.

This choice is made via a signature. Consequently, under the traditional approach there is only one language of first-order logic. Because they represent relations between n elements, they are also called relation symbols.

For each arity n we have an infinite supply of them: Pn0, Pn1, Pn2, Pn3, In contemporary mathematical logic, the signature varies by application.

There are no restrictions on the number of non-logical symbols. The signature can be empty , finite, or infinite, even uncountable. In this approach, every non-logical symbol is of one of the following types. A predicate symbol or relation symbol with some valence or arity, number of arguments greater than or equal to 0. These are often denoted by uppercase letters P, Q, R, Relations of valence 0 can be identified with propositional variables. For example, P, which can stand for any statement.

For example, P x is a predicate variable of valence 1.