Commonsense Reasoning about Causality: Deriving Behavior from Structure

  title={Commonsense Reasoning about Causality: Deriving Behavior from Structure},
  author={Benjamin Kuipers},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
This paper presents a qualitative-reasoning method for predicting the behavior of mechanisms characterized by continuous, time-varying parameters. The structure of a mechanism is described in terms of a set of parameters and the constraints that hold among them : essentially a 'qualitative differential equation'. The qualitative-behavior description consists of a discrete set of time-points, at which the values of the parameters are described in terms of ordinal relations and directions of… CONTINUE READING
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