Knowledge Representation and Reasoning



Mål og innhald

The course introduces the principles of logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning, as well as other important symbolic approaches to representing and reasoning about knowledge such as production systems, frames, taxonomies and Kripke models. How to represent different sorts of knowledge, such as uncertain or incomplete knowledge, knowledge about action and change, and knowledge about default situations, is discussed. Various types of reasoning are discussed, such as logical entailment, explanation and planning.


A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student

  • has theoretical knowledge about principles for logic-based representation and reasoning.
  • has a basic understanding of Kripke models, production systems, frames, inheritance systems and approaches to handling uncertain or incomplete knowledge.
  • has a basic understanding of principles for reasoning with respect to explanation and planning.
  • has a broad understanding of how knowledge based systems work which provides a solid foundation for further studies and for assessing when knowledge based approaches to problem solving are appropriate.


The student

  • can analyze and design knowledge based systems intended for computer implementation.

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Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Bachelor level


Krav til forkunnskapar
INFO104 or equivalent.
Tilrådde forkunnskapar
Basic understanding of programming.
INFO282 overlaps 10 ECTS with INFO281.
Krav til studierett

The course is open to students with admission to study at the UiB. The course has 100 study places. Students who have this course as a compulsory part of their study plan will have priority access.

Application deadline: Wednesday, week 33

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Lectures, seminars or data labs, normally 2 + 2 hours per week for 12-14 weeks.
Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

There will be mandatory assignments which must be completed and approved. Mandatory participation: Attendance at mandatory seminars and labs (at least 75 %).

Approved compulsory requirements are valid for the two following semesters.


4 hour written exam (100%)

The exam assignment will be given in the language of instruction in the course.
The exam answer must be submitted in the same language as the exam assignment.

The grading system has a descending scale from A to E for passes and F for fail.

Assessment in teaching
A retake exam is arranged for students with valid absence according to § 5-5. If there is a retake exam, this will be available for students with the follow results/absences:

  • Medical certificate/valid absence
  • Interruption during the exam
  • Fail/failed

If you have the right to take a retake exam and a retake exam is arranged for students with valid absences, you can sign up yourself in Studentweb after January 15/August 1.

The reading list will be ready before 1 July for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.
Alle emne blir evaluert i tråd med UiBs kvalitetssystem for utdanning.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Administrativt ansvarleg
The Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course