Applications of Linear Defeasible Logic: combining resource consumption and exceptions to energy management and business processes

Olivieri, Francesco, Governatori, Guido, Tomazzoli, Claudio, Cristani, Matteo

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence 

Linear Logic and Defeasible Logic have been adopted to formalise different features of knowledge representation: consumption of resources, and non monotonic reasoning in particular to represent exceptions. Recently, a framework to combine sub-structural features, corresponding to the consumption of resources, with defeasibility aspects to handle potentially conflicting information, has been discussed in literature, by some of the authors. Two applications emerged that are very relevant: energy management and business process management. We illustrate a set of guide lines to determine how to apply linear defeasible logic to those contexts.