A Preliminary Study on Reasoning about Causes

Pedro Cabalar

This paper presents some preliminary work on causal reasoning about actions studying the causes of derived formulas in a given transition, in terms of subsets of the performed actions. We present a general top-level semantics that allows deciding which actions have resulted relevant for establishing the truth value of a given formula. After that, we propose a practical implementation that deals with a basic causal rule syntax, translated afterwards into logic programming under answer sets semantics.

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