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Representing temporal relationships between events and their effects.

  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".

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 November 1996

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    IEEE Computer Society Press

  • DOI:

    10.1109/TIME.1997.600796

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

Citation

Ma, J., Knight, B. & Peng, T. (1996). Representing temporal relationships between events and their effects. In Proc. of the 4th Workshop on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, 148-152. IEEE Computer Society Press. doi:10.1109/TIME.1997.600796. ISBN 0-8186-7937-9

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Keywords

temporal relationships; truth value; action and change; cause and effects;

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