On recent applications of paraconsistent logic: an exploratory literature review

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This paper aims to empirically explore the state of practical applications of paraconsistent logics. To this end, we performed an exploratory literature review, analysing papers published between the years 2015 and 2018. Paraconsistent formalisms based on annotated logics are practically the sole type of approach we found to be applied in engineering applications. The engineering problems solved by paraconsistent approaches were mainly in the fields of signal and image processing and decision support. The results of our exploratory review indicate that recent developments in the theory of paraconsistency have not yet been adopted for applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-391
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Non-Classical Logics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2 Oct 2019

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  • annotated logics
  • applied non-classical logics
  • paraconsistent logics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Logic


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