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Dimensional analysis based causal ordering.

Shen, Qiang, Peng, Taoxin and Milne, Robert (1999) Dimensional analysis based causal ordering. In: Proc. of the 13th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning, 1999, Loch Awe, Scotland.

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    Abstract/Description

    This paper presents a novel approach for generating
    causal dependencies between system variables, from an
    acausal description of the system behaviour, and for
    identifying the end causal impact; in terms of whether
    a change in the value of an influencing variable will
    lead to an increase or a decrease in the value of the
    influenced variables . This work is based on the use of
    the conventional method for dimensional analysis developed
    in classical physics . The utility of the work is
    demonstrated with its application to providing causal
    explanations for selected physical systems . The results
    reflect well the common-sense understanding of the
    causality in these systems .

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: causal ordering; dimensional analysis;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods > 006.3 Artificial intelligence
    Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Item ID: 3240
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2010 16:58
    Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:52
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3240

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