Inference is the logic of deriving true statements from sets of known facts. For example,1. Cities have people in them2. Paris is a city3. Therefore, Paris has people in itHumans naturally use inference in everyday thought processes. It is also a common artificial intelligence technique.
|Value||Determining new facts based on what you know.|
|Direction||Bottom up, starting with known facts.|
|Allows Guesses||No, inference is a process of logic that doesn't allow for unconfirmed theories.|
|Similar Techniques||Inductive ReasoningAbductive Reasoning|
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