Filter Preferential Entailment for the Logic of Action in Almost Continuous Worlds

@inproceedings{Sandewall1989FilterPE,
  title={Filter Preferential Entailment for the Logic of Action in Almost Continuous Worlds},
  author={Erik Sandewall},
  booktitle={IJCAI},
  year={1989}
}
Mechanical systems, of the kinds which are of interest for qualitative reasoning, are characterized by a set of real-valued parameters, each of which is a piecewise continuous function of real-valued time. A temporal logic is introduced which allows the description of parameters, both in their continuous intervals and around their breakpoints, and which also allows the description of actions being performed in sequence or in parallel. If axioms are given which characterize physical laws… CONTINUE READING
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