A Common-Sense Theory of Time

@inproceedings{Allen1985ACT,
  title={A Common-Sense Theory of Time},
  author={James F. Allen and Patrick J. Hayes},
  booktitle={IJCAI},
  year={1985}
}
The literature on the nature and representation of time is full of disputes and contradictory theories. This is surprising since the nature of time does not cause any worry for people in their everyday coping with the world. What this suggests is that there is some form of common sense knowledge about time that is rich enough to enable people to deal with the world, and which is universal enough to enable cooperation and communication between people. In this paper, we propose such a theory and… CONTINUE READING
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