Accession Number : ADA137236

Title :   Time Map Maintenance.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Dean,T

PDF Url : ADA137236

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This paper describes a mechanism for dealing with the representation of events and their effects occurring in and over time. The mechanism, which I refer to as a time map manager, is shown to be useful in problem solvers requiring an ability to reason about time and causality. In addition to describing the theory and its implementation I will demonstrate a programming technique and related discipline based upon the use of data dependencies. This technique supports the design of complex control structures capable of recording the conditions under which information is stored and subsequently responding in highly directed ways when those conditions are changed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer logic, *Artificial intelligence, *Computer programming, Time, Maps, Problem solving, Planning, Syntax

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE