Learning Causal Relations

  • Richard J. Doyle
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 12)


I briefly describe a learning system which constructs causal models of simple physical systems such as cameras, sinks, and toasters. The learning system employs both inductive and deductive inference, making use of knowledge of the forms of causal relations, and of what kinds of causal mechanisms exist.


Causal Relation Causal Mechanism Causal Model Learning System Inductive Inference 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Doyle
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  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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