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This note reports on an effort to implement a version of Poole's rule for specificity. Relatively, efficient implementation relies on correcting and improving a pruning lemma of Simari-Loui . This in turn requires revision of Poole's specificity concept. The resulting system is a usable knowledge representation system with first-order-language and defeasible reasoning. Sample input and output are included in an appendix. It is a good candidate for multiple inheritance applications; it is useful for planning, but limited by the underlying search for plans.
Loui, Ronald; Norman, J.; Stiefvater, K.; Merrill, A.; Costello, A.; and Olson, J., "Computing Specificity" Report Number: WUCS-92-46 (1992). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.