The Finance Ministry admits to having received recent threats, but says it has no idea if they are connected to the abduction.
Did he denounce the involvement of organized crime in the abduction and disappearance of 43 students in the nearby city of Iguala?
Witnesses at the time also reported that they saw three Hispanic men in their 20s chasing Seals on the morning of the abduction.
Richard Ben Cramer explores the abduction of Olympic athlete Kari Swenson and the indefatigable sheriff who hunted her abductor.
He tells all to Anna Nemtsova, including the story of his abduction by aliens.
It is impossible that he could have arranged for the abduction.
Have you ever heard of the abduction of the Duke of Mantua's secretary?
Besides, the abduction of a child is an utterly illegal and reprehensible act—no matter what the motive.
But I should be better pleased if you would tell us the reason for this abduction.
Never before had Maria heard the history of Zra's abduction and escape, and she was amazed at the girl's endurance and bravery.
1620s, "a leading away," from Latin abductionem (nominative abductio), noun of action from past participle stem of abducere "to lead away, take away" (often by force), from ab- "away" (see ab-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). The illegal activity so called from 1768; before that the word also was a term in surgery and logic. In the Mercian hymns, Latin abductione is glossed by Old English wiðlaednisse.
The process of inference to the best explanation.
"Abduction" is sometimes used to mean just the generation of hypotheses to explain observations or conclusionsm, but the former definition is more common both in philosophy and computing.
The semantics and the implementation of abduction cannot be reduced to those for deduction, as explanation cannot be reduced to implication.
Applications include fault diagnosis, plan formation and default reasoning.
Negation as failure in logic programming can both be given an abductive interpretation and also can be used to implement abduction. The abductive semantics of negation as failure leads naturally to an argumentation-theoretic interpretation of default reasoning in general.
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["Abductive Inference", John R. Josephson firstname.lastname@example.org].