An Expressive Probabilistic Temporal Logic [article]

Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo
2017 arXiv   pre-print
This paper argues that a combined treatment of probabilities, time and actions is essential for an appropriate logical account of the notion of probability; and, based on this intuition, describes an expressive probabilistic temporal logic for reasoning about actions with uncertain outcomes. The logic is modal and higher-order: modalities annotated by actions are used to express possibility and necessity of propositions in the next states resulting from the actions, and a higher-order function
more » ... s needed to express the probability operator. The proposed logic is shown to be an adequate extension of classical mathematical probability theory, and its expressiveness is illustrated through the formalization of the Monty Hall problem.
arXiv:1603.07453v2 fatcat:h22oroof6rh6bhwwqvsax4der4