2009 21st IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (2009)
Newark, New Jersey
Nov. 2, 2009 to Nov. 4, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICTAI.2009.36
We address the problem of merging qualitative constraints networks (QCNs). We point out a merging algorithm which computes a consistent QCN representing a global view of the input set of (possibly conflicting) QCNs. This algorithm is generic in the sense that it does not depend on a specific qualitative formalism. The efficiency of our method comes from the fact that it merges locally the constraints of the input QCNs bearing on the same pairs of variables. We define several constraint merging operators in a way to ensure that the induced QCNs merging operator satisfies some expected properties from a logical standpoint.
Qualitative Reasoning, Spatio-temporal Reasoning, Merging
J. Condotta, S. Kaci, N. Schwind and P. Marquis, "Merging Qualitative Constraint Networks in a Piecewise Fashion," 2009 21st IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence(ICTAI), Newark, New Jersey, 2009, pp. 605-608.