Temporal Action Language (TAL): A Controlled Language for Consistency Checking of Natural Language Temporal Requirements

(Preliminary Results)
  • Wenbin Li
  • Jane Huffman Hayes
  • Mirosław Truszczyński
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7226)


We introduce Temporal Action Language (TAL). We design TAL as a key component of our approach that aims to semi-automate the process of consistency checking of natural language temporal requirements. Analysts can use TAL to express temporal requirements precisely and unambiguously. We describe the syntax and semantics of TAL and illustrate how to use TAL to represent temporal requirements.


Natural Language Processing Temporal Requirement Temporal Constraint Stable Model Semantic Initial Constraint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenbin Li
    • 1
  • Jane Huffman Hayes
    • 1
  • Mirosław Truszczyński
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentuckyUSA

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