Abstraction is a powerful idea widely used in science to explain phenomena at the required granularity. Think of explaining a heart disease in terms of its anatomical components versus its molecular composition. Think of understanding the political dynamics of elections by studying micro level phenomena (say, voter grievances in counties) versus macro level events (e.g., television advertisements, gerrymandering). In particular, in computer science, it is often understood as the process of mapping one representation onto a simpler representation by suppressing irrelevant information.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Sep 2020|
|Event||17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning - Rhodes, Greece|
Duration: 12 Sep 2020 → 18 Sep 2020
|Conference||17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning|
|Abbreviated title||KR 2020|
|Period||12/09/20 → 18/09/20|