Reasoning about Containers:
Research in Physical Reasoning from Radically Incomplete Information
Department of Computer Science, New York University.
Department of Psychology, New York University.
Angelica Chen, College of Arts and Sciences, Princeton University.
Reasoning from Radically Incomplete Information: The Case of
Containers, by E. Davis, G. Marcus, and A. Chen. To be submitted
to Advances in Cognitive Systems.
- Radically Incomplete Reasoning about
Containers: A First-Order Theory, by E. Davis. Supplement to (1)
How Does a Box Work? A Study in the Qualitative Dynamics of Solid Objects.
by E. Davis. Artificial Intelligence, 175, 2011,
Pouring Liquids: A Study in Commonsense Physical Reasoning
by E. Davis. Artificial Intelligence, 172, 2008,
Natural Deduction Proofs
Several of the inferences discussed in publications (1) and (2) above
have been formulated as natural deduction proofs:
One of the sample inference has been verified in the
SPASS theorem prover, dividing
it into separate pieces. The SPASS inputs, pretty printed inputs, and outputs
are linked below. This part of the project
is collaborative work of A. Chen and E. Davis.