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A Pragmatic Logic of Scientific Discovery

Abstract : To the best of our knowledge, this paper is the first attempt to formalise a pragmatic logic of scientific discovery in a manner such that it can be realised by scientists assisted by machines. Using Institution Agents, we define a dialectic process to manage contradiction. This allows autoepistemic Institution Agents to learn from a supervised teaching process. We present an industrial application in the field of Drug Discovery, applying our system in the prediction of pharmaco-kinetic properties (ADME-T) and adverse side effects of therapeutic drug molecules.
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Jean Sallantin, Christopher Dartnell, Mohammad Afshar. A Pragmatic Logic of Scientific Discovery. DS'06: Discovery Science, Oct 2006, Barcelone, pp.231-242. ⟨lirmm-00120020⟩



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