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Research Paper #516

Title:A Theory of Abstraction
Authors:Giunchiglia,F; Walsh,T
Date:Dec 1990
Presented:Submitted to the Journal of Artificial Intelligence
Abstract:Informally, abstraction can be described as the process of mapping a representation of a problem onto a new representation. The aim of this paper is to propose the beginnings of a theory of abstraction. This theory captures and generalizes most previous work in abstraction, and allows us to study the properties of abstractions.

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