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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 14
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and A.I. Khan
Paper III.3

The Representation of Relative Temporal Knowledge in Process Control and Management

M. Jixin and B. Knight

School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computing, The University of Greenwich, Woolwich, London, England

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M. Jixin, B. Knight, "The Representation of Relative Temporal Knowledge in Process Control and Management", in B.H.V. Topping, A.I. Khan, (Editors), "Information Technology for Civil & Structural Engineers", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 29-36, 1993. doi:10.4203/ccp.14.3.3
A general system is presented in this paper which supports the expression of relative temporal knowledge in process control and management. This system allows knowledge of Allen's temporal relations over lime elements, which may be both intervals and points. The objectives and characteristics of two major temporal attributes, i.e., "transaction time" and "valid time", are described. A graphical representation illustrating the temporal network is provided. Inference over the network may be made by means of a consistency checker.

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