A Commonsense Language for Reasoning about Causation and Rational Action

@article{Ortiz1999ACL,
  title={A Commonsense Language for Reasoning about Causation and Rational Action},
  author={Charles L. Ortiz},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={1999},
  volume={111},
  pages={73-130}
}
Commonsense causal discourse requires a language with which to express varying degrees of causal connectedness. This paper presents a commonsense language for reasoning about action and causation whose semantics is expressed by way of counterfactuals. Causal relations are analyzed along several dimensions including notions of resource consumption, degree of responsibility, instrumentality, and degree of causal contribution. Grounding the semantics in a level of counterfactual reasoning is shown… CONTINUE READING
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