Mycroft: A framework for qualitative reasoning

G. M. Coghill, M. J. Chantler

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In this paper, three recent qualitative simulators within the constraint based ontology (epitomized by QSIM) are reviewed. The best features from these are incorporated in a new qualitative reasoning framework: Mycroft. This framework permits the results of different approaches to qualitative reasoning to be explored within a single environment. The argument focuses on the semi-constructive and constructive aspects of Mycroft. The results of these simulation methods are compared with each other and with FuSim. It is found that the semi-constructive version of Mycroft yields the same results as FuSim but in a more efficient manner. The constructive version is found to give a reduced behaviour tree in some cases though in others it fails to give any tree. The reasons for these findings are explored and extensions to theframework suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number395
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Event2nd International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering 1994 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 19949 Sep 1994


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