Temporal Representation and Reasoning, International Syposium on (2000)
Nova Scotia, Canada
July 7, 2000 to July 9, 2000
Vineet Padmanabhan , Griffith University
Abdul Sattar , Griffith University
Arun K. Pujari , University of Hyderabad
Chinmoy Goswamy , University of Hyderabad
The study of Temporal Representation and Reasoning is a core area of Research in Linguistics, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence. However, very little work has been done in analyzing the principles common to these three areas. This paper attempts to investigate major issues and approaches studied in these disciplines. In this attempt, we discovered the Philosophical origin of Allen's Interval Algebra. We present an analysis of major issues and approaches proposed in these areas to handle temporal representations. Further, a variant of Neighborhood Logic, Neighborhood End-Point Model (NEPM) is proposed. It is shown that the Disjunctive Normal Neighborhood Logic Form (DNNLF) of NEPM provides an elegant interpretation for the tautologyhood of Allen's Interva; Relations. We expect NEPM to be further developed for unifying temporal reasoning approaches proposed in Linguistics, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence.
C. Goswamy, V. Padmanabhan, A. K. Pujari and A. Sattar, "Temporal Reasoning: A Three Way Analysis," Temporal Representation and Reasoning, International Syposium on(TIME), Nova Scotia, Canada, 2000, pp. 183.