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Representing temporal relationships between events and their effects.

Ma, Jixin, Knight, Brian and Peng, Taoxin (1997) Representing temporal relationships between events and their effects. In: Proc. of the 4th Workshop on Temporal Representation and Reasoning. IEEE Computer Society Press, Daytona, FL, USA, pp. 148-152.

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Abstract/Description

Temporal relationships between events and their effects
are complex. As the ejjects of a given event, a
proposition may change its truth value immediately after
the occurrence of the event and remain true until some
other events occur, while another proposition m y only
become trueJalse from some time after the causal event
has occurred. Expressing delayed @ects of events has been
a problematic question in most existing theories of action
and change. This paper presents a new formalism for
representing general temporal causal relationships
between events and their effects. It allows expressions of
both immediate and delayed effects of events, and
.supports common-sense assertions such as "effects
cannot precede their causes".

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: temporal relationships; truth value; action and change; cause and effects;
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 > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3244
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 16:31
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2011 16:28
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3244

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