A Temporal Terminological Logic

Albrecht Schmiedel

An attempt is made to integrate three well-known formalisms of knowledge representation: terminological logic in the tradition of KL-ONE, the temporal logic of Shoham, and Allen’s interval calculus. Drawing on each of these sources, a temporal terminological logic is proposed which combines structural with temporal abstraction. A formal semantics is provided, and some hints are given for exploring the computational properties of reasoning in the formalism.

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