In this article, we investigate deductive inference for interiors and exteriors of Horn knowledge bases, where interiors and exteriors were introduced by Makino and Ibaraki  to study stability properties of knowledge bases. We present a linear time algorithm for deduction for interiors and show that deduction is coNP-complete for exteriors. Under model-based representation, we show that the deduction problem for interiors is NP-complete while the one for exteriors is coNP-complete. As for Horn envelopes of exteriors, we show that it is linearly solvable under model-based representation, while it is coNP-complete under formula-based representation. We also discuss polynomially solvable cases for all the intractable problems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- General Computer Science
- Computational Mathematics