An Action Language Based on Causal Explanation: Preliminary Report

Enrico Giunchiglia, Vladimir Lifschitz

Action languages serve for describing changes that are caused by performing actions. We define a new action language C, based on the theory of causal explanation proposed recently by McCain and Turner, and illustrate its expressive power by applying it to a number of examples. The mathematical results presented in the paper relate C to the Baral--Gelfond theory of concurrent actions.

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