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  1. [logic, computing] Characterizing a logical process as being one of abduction or inference.
  2. [anatomy] Related or pertaining to abductor muscles and their movement.

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Google previewShaping the Future of ICT Research: Methods and Approaches (2012)

IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference, Tampa, FL, USA, December 13-14, 2012, Proceedings by Anol Bhattacherjee, Brian Fitzgerald

As such, perhaps abductive is a better description of the process. Yet, we hesitate to categorize ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management (2016)

by Lee, In

Abductive. Logic. in. E-Commerce. Using. DALI. Mohannad Alrifai University of Isfahan, Iran Faria Nassiri-Mofakham University of Isfahan, Iran INTRODUCTION Every day, everybody deals with negotiation in commercial transactions and different aspects of the life. This is sometimes a tiresome issue for vendors and customers. Existence of an automated system to do those negotiations is something worthy of research and application in AI and microeconomics ( Ragone, Di Noia, ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (2016)

by A. Mehdi Riazi

Abductive approach is one of the principles in pragmatism and, in turn, in mixed- methods research (MMR), and refers to the relationship between theory and data. It involves a dialectical and iterative interplay between current theoretical frameworks and empirical data. In other words, abduction allows for relating case observations to theories or vice versa, which can result in more plausible interpretations and explanation of the phenomenon. Broadly speaking, in quantitative research, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1999)

Volume 64 - Supplement 27 - Access Versus Ownership to Word Formation in Language and Computation by Allen Kent

ABDUCTIVE. INFERENCE. IN. ARTIFICIAL. INTELLIGENCE. Introduction to Abduction Abduction, inference to the best explanation, is a form of reasoning first identified by the philosopher C. S. Peirce and more recently applied to a variety of problems in artificial intelligence. Abduction is a technique used to explain the appearance of findings. As a process, it requires a means of generating plausible domain hypotheses to explain the findings, evaluating those hypotheses, and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion (2010)

by Elsa J. Marty, Charles Taliaferro

Abductive reasoning explains phenomena on the grounds of prior probability or reasonability. For example, one might argue for theism on the grounds that if theism is true, it is more probable that there would be an ordered cosmos with conscious, valuable life, than if a non-theistic alternative is assumed to be true, such as secular naturalism. Abductive reasoning is most often employed in comparing a limited number of alternative theories. The earliest theistic design arguments in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction (2005)

by Ghaoui, Claude

They are illusions, and they are all produced by an inferential (abductive) activity of human perception analogously to what happens in smashing three to two dimensions. Here, we aim at showing how visual as well as spatial, temporal, and even emotional abductive dimensions can be implemented fruitfully in an interface. Roughly speaking, we argue that enriching the digital world precisely means scattering clues and signs that in some extent fakes spatial, visual, emotional, and ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, 4 Volume Set (2016)

by Robert T. Craig

Ontological dimension Epistemological dimension Methodological dimension Normative dimension Control through prediction Signals Causal relations Logical empiricism Scientific realism Hypothetico- deductive approach Inductive approach Administrative research Quantitative methods Contemplative understand- ing Signs and symbols Discursive relations Constructivist perspec- tivism Inductive approach Abductive approach Curating cultural tradition Qualitative methods Critical ...

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Abductive Thinking (Jon Kolko)

Jon Kolko: A form of logic based on intuition and hypotheses, sometimes described as the "logic from best explanation." This form of logic is the form employed by designers, who frequently have most but not all of the information required to make an informed and generative design decision.

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