Flexible Query Answering Systems

  • Troels Andreasen
  • Henning Christiansen
  • Henrik Legind Larsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dan Rasmussen, Ronald R. Yager
    Pages 23-43
  3. Didier Dubois, Henri Prade
    Pages 45-60
  4. Troels Andreasen, Henning Christiansen
    Pages 61-78
  5. O. Pons, J. M. Medina, J. C. Cubero, M. A. Vila
    Pages 79-101
  6. Jonas Barklund, Pierangelo Dell’Acqua, Stefania Costantini, Gaetano A. Lanzarone
    Pages 103-121
  7. Henrik Legind Larsen, Jørgen Fischer Nilsson
    Pages 123-139
  8. Laurence Cholvy
    Pages 141-161
  9. Rita De Caluwe, B. Van der Cruyssen, G. De Tré, Filip Devos, Patricia Maesfranckx
    Pages 163-185
  10. Patrick Bosc, Olivier Pivert
    Pages 187-208
  11. Janusz Kacprzyk, Stawomir Zadrożny
    Pages 247-275
  12. Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, Christophe Marsala
    Pages 277-288
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-290

About this book


Flexible Query Answering Systems is an edited collection of contributed chapters. It focuses on developing computer systems capable of transforming a query into an answer with useful information. The emphasis is on problems associated with high-level intelligent answering systems.
The coverage is multidisciplinary with chapters by authors from information science, logic, fuzzy systems, databases, artificial intelligence and knowledge representation. Each contribution represents a theory involving flexibility in query-answering, and each addresses specific answering problems. Coverage includes topics such as fuzzy sets in flexible querying, non-standard database interactions, metareasoning and agents, and many others.
Contributions for this volume were written by leading researchers from their respective subject areas, including Patrick Bosc, Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, Amihai Motro, Henri Prade and Ron Yager, among others.
Flexible Query Answering Systems is a timely contribution for researchers working on high-level query mechanism systems.


Information agents artificial intelligence database decision tree fuzzy logic fuzzy sets fuzzy system fuzzy systems intelligence knowledge knowledge representation logic programming modeling relational database

Editors and affiliations

  • Troels Andreasen
    • 1
  • Henning Christiansen
    • 1
  • Henrik Legind Larsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Roskilde UniversityDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7783-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6075-3
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