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A constraint mechanism for knowledge specification of simulation systems based on temporal logic

  • Chuchang Liu
  • Mehmet A. Orgun
Temporal Qualitative Reasoning
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1342)

Abstract

Knowledge specification can be used as a basis for developing and maintaining simulation systems. This paper presents a knowledge specification methodology based on the temporal logic TLC for solving simulation problems. In this methodology, we build a specific constraint mechanism as a standard prototype for a class of simulation problems which may have some common properties. Such a standard prototype can be used to test and improve the knowledge specification of the target system of any problem belonging to this class. When we obtain a satisfactory knowledge specification, a simulation program in Chronolog(MC), a logic programming language based on TLC, can be produced.

Keywords

temporal logic logic programming simulation knowledge specification 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chuchang Liu
    • 1
  • Mehmet A. Orgun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ComputingMacquarie UniversityAustralia

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