The relationship between KLM and MAK models for nonmonotonic inference operations

The purpose of this note is to make quite clear the relationship between two variants of the general notion of a preferential model for nonmonotonic inference: the models of Kraus, Lehmann and Magidor (KLM models) and those of Makinson (MAK models).On the one hand, we introduce the notion of the core of a KLM model, which suffices to fully determine the associated nonmonotonic inference relation. On the other hand, we slightly amplify MAK models with a monotonic consequence operation as additional ingredient.
Keywords nonmonotonic logic  knowledge representation
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    David Makinson (1993). Five Faces of Minimality. Studia Logica 52 (3):339 - 379.
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