Abstract: This study is devoted to the investigation of a community between the dialogue process and the process of deductive inference. Attention is focused on the goal-oriented interactive process between two agents (active and reactive) involving into a step-by-step question-answering dialogue, which is considering as an activity directed on solving certain problem. A key element of the architecture of Dialogue Problem Solver is Dialogue Knowledge Base (DKB). The paper demonstrates how an inference process of the classical rule-based systems can be emulated by navigation within DKB. Some positive features of such emulation are discussed. Final section represents a formal theory of the DKB structure from the inference process point of view. In conclusion the idea of a knowledge base agent with distributed architecture is discussed.
Igor A. Chimir and Waheeb A. Abu-Dawwas , 2006. Deductive Inference in The Context of The Dialogue Process. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 5: 263-271.