Dynamic Epistemic Logics of Diffusion and Prediction in Social Networks

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Dynamic Epistemic Logics of Diffusion and Prediction in Social Networks. / Baltag, Alexandru; Christoff, Zoé; Rendsvig, Rasmus Kræmmer; Smets, Sonja.

I: Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic, Bind 107, Nr. 3, 2019, s. 489-531.

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Baltag, A, Christoff, Z, Rendsvig, RK & Smets, S 2019, 'Dynamic Epistemic Logics of Diffusion and Prediction in Social Networks', Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic, bind 107, nr. 3, s. 489-531. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11225-018-9804-x

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Baltag, A., Christoff, Z., Rendsvig, R. K., & Smets, S. (2019). Dynamic Epistemic Logics of Diffusion and Prediction in Social Networks. Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic, 107(3), 489-531. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11225-018-9804-x

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Baltag A, Christoff Z, Rendsvig RK, Smets S. Dynamic Epistemic Logics of Diffusion and Prediction in Social Networks. Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic. 2019;107(3):489-531. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11225-018-9804-x

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Baltag, Alexandru ; Christoff, Zoé ; Rendsvig, Rasmus Kræmmer ; Smets, Sonja. / Dynamic Epistemic Logics of Diffusion and Prediction in Social Networks. I: Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic. 2019 ; Bind 107, Nr. 3. s. 489-531.

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