TPS: Incorporating temporal reasoning into a production system

Marcus A. Maloof

Reasoning about events occurring in time is a strong, viable research area in Artificial Intelligence. In spite of numerous successful temporal reasoning theories and systems, few expert system shells exist with temporal reasoning capabilities. Those that do are real-time expert system shells; however, the ontological commitments of these systems limit them to reasoning about past, continuous events. Temporal Production System (TPS) is a production system augmented with an interval-based temporal knowledge representation and maintenance routines that provides a unique tool for temporal domain modeling.

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  author = "Maloof, M.A.",
  title = "{TPS}: Incorporating temporal reasoning into a production system",
  year = 1992,
  school = "University of Georgia",
  address = "Athens"