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Dimensional analysis based causal ordering.

  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 .

  • Date:

    30 November 1998

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006.3 Artificial intelligence


Shen, Q., Peng, T. & Milne, R. (1998). Dimensional analysis based causal ordering. In Proc. of the 13th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning, 193-202



causal ordering; dimensional analysis;

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