Partial Knowledge in Membrane Systems: A Logical Approach

Matteo Cavaliere, Radu Mardare

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We propose a logic for specifying and proving properties of membrane systems. The main idea is to approach a membrane system by using the “point of view” of an external observer. Observers (as epistemic agents) accumulate their knowledge from the partial information they collect by observing subparts of the system and by applying logical reasoning to this information. We provide a formal framework to combine and interpret distributed knowledge in order to recover the complete knowledge about a membrane system. The proposed logic can be used to model biological situations where information concerning parts of the biological system is missing or incomplete.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMembrane Computing
Subtitle of host publication7th International Workshop, WMC 2006, Leiden, The Netherlands, July 17-21, 2006, Revised, Selected, and Invited Papers
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-69090-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-69088-7
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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