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Mathematics | Advances in Temporal Logic

Advances in Temporal Logic

Series: Applied Logic Series, Vol. 16

Barringer, H., Fisher, M., Gabbay, D.M., Gough, G. (Eds.)

2000, IX, 453 p.

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  • About this book

Time is a fascinating subject and has long since captured mankind's imagination, from the ancients to modern man, both adult and child alike. It has been studied across a wide range of disciplines, from the natural sciences to philosophy and logic. Today, thirty plus years since Prior's work in laying out foundations for temporal logic, and two decades on from Pnueli's seminal work applying of temporal logic in specification and verification of computer programs, temporal logic has a strong and thriving international research community within the broad disciplines of computer science and artificial intelligence. Areas of activity include, but are certainly not restricted to: Pure Temporal Logic, e. g. temporal systems, proof theory, model theory, expressiveness and complexity issues, algebraic properties, application of game theory; Specification and Verification, e. g. of reactive systems, ofreal-time components, of user interaction, of hardware systems, techniques and tools for verification, execution and prototyping methods; Temporal Databases, e. g. temporal representation, temporal query­ ing, granularity of time, update mechanisms, active temporal data­ bases, hypothetical reasoning; Temporal Aspects in AI, e. g. modelling temporal phenomena, in­ terval temporal calculi, temporal nonmonotonicity, interaction of temporal reasoning with action/knowledge/belief logics, temporal planning; Tense and Aspect in Natural Language, e. g. models, ontologies, temporal quantifiers, connectives, prepositions, processing tempo­ ral statements; Temporal Theorem Proving, e. g. translation methods, clausal and non-clausal resolution, tableaux, automata-theoretic approaches, tools and practical systems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Action - C programming language - Natural - algorithms - complexity - databases - information - logic - modal logic

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Logic & Philosophy of Language - Mathematics - Security and Cryptology

Table of contents 

A Hierarchy of Modal Event Calculi: Expressiveness and Complexity; I. Cervesato, et al. Release Logics for Temporalizing Dynamic Logic; J. Krabbendam, J.-J. Meyer. Compositional Verification of Timed Statecharts; F. Levi. Temporal Logic for Stabilizing Systems; Y. Lakhnech, M. Siegel. Decidable Theories of omega-Layered Metric Temporal Structures; A. Montanari, et al. Synthesis with Incomplete Information; O. Kupferman, M. Vardi. Deductive Verification of Parameterized Fault-Tolerant Systems: A Case Study; N.S. Bjørner, et al. Using Otter for Temporal Resolution; C. Dixon. Guiding Clausal Temporal Resolution; M. Fisher, C. Dixon. Determinism and the Origins of Temporal Logic; T. Bräuner, et al. Modelling Linguistic Events; M. Leith, J. Cunningham. A Dynamic Temporal Logic for Aspectual Phenomena in Natural Language; R. Naumann. A Decidable Temporal Logic for Temporal Propositions; I. Pratt, N. Francez. Transitions in Continuous Time, with an Application to Qualitative Changes in Spatial Relations; A. Galton. A Modal Logic of Durative Actions; I. Nunes, et al. About Real Time, Calendar Systems and Temporal Notions; H.J. Ohlbach. A Model Checking Algorithm for pi-Calculus Agents; S. Gnesi, G. Ristori. Interleaving Model and Verification of Distributed Probabilistic Real-Time Systems; T. Luo, et al. Constructive Interval Temporal Logic in Alf; S. Thompson. Two-dimensional Executable Temporal Logic for Bitemporal Databases; M. Finger, M. Reynolds. Execution and Proof in a Horn-Clause Temporal Logic; C. Dixon, et al. Specification and Prototyping of Structures Multimedia Documents using Interval Temporal Logic; H. Bowman, et al.

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