184.186 Theory of Knowledge Representation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to use results from some central topics in knowledge representation and reasoning in theory and for practical application. They are prepared to analyze and solve theoretical problems in these areas, as well as to model and solve problems using tools from knowledge representation and reasoning.

Subject of course

Foundations of knowledge representation: models, algorithms, formalisms, and techniques.

Tentative subjects are: belief revision, non-monotonic reasoning, logic programming, reasoning abot actions and planning; abductive reasoning; expressiveness of knowledge representation formalisms.

Teaching methods

Teaching of basic material in traditional frontal lecture  with interaction with the students. Small problems to think between units, and an exercise part in which problems of theoretic nature (analysis of properties) and practical problem solving (e.g. planning, combinatorial problems) is considered. Background literature will be used in that.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course language is English.

Thursday, 9h -12:30 (tentative),  Seminarraum FAVEG  B (von Neumann)

First Lecture: October  8, 2020

ECTS breakdown: 3 ECTS = 75 Hours

  • Lecture presentation 0.5h
  • Lecture 17.5h
  • Further reading 25h
  • Discussion of the exercises 1.5h
  • Solving the exercises 30h
  • Oral exam (if applicable) 0.5h



Course dates

Fri09:00 - 13:0001.10.2021 - 19.11.2021Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Lecture
Theory of Knowledge Representation - Single appointments
Fri01.10.202109:00 - 13:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Lecture
Fri08.10.202109:00 - 13:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Lecture
Fri15.10.202109:00 - 13:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Lecture
Fri22.10.202109:00 - 13:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Lecture
Fri29.10.202109:00 - 13:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Lecture
Fri05.11.202109:00 - 13:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Lecture
Fri12.11.202109:00 - 13:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Lecture
Fri19.11.202109:00 - 13:00Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Small problems and execises, an additional oral exam is optional


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.10.2021 15:00 23.10.2024 22:00 23.10.2024 23:30



Previous knowledge

  • solid basic knowledge in propositional and  predicate logic
  • formal semantics


  • Attendance Required!