A Visualized Framework For Representing Uncertain And Incomplete Temporal Knowledge

Yue Wang, Jixin Ma, Brian Knight
2013 Zenodo  
This paper presents a visualized computer aided case tool for non-expert, called Visual Time, for representing and reasoning about incomplete and uncertain temporal information. It is both expressive and versatile, allowing logical conjunctions and disjunctions of both absolute and relative temporal relations, such as "Before", "Meets", "Overlaps", "Starts", "During", and "Finishes", etc. In terms of a visualized framework, Visual Time provides a user-friendly environment for describing
more » ... describing scenarios with rich temporal structure in natural language, which can be formatted as structured temporal phrases and modeled in terms of Temporal Relationship Diagrams (TRD). A TRD can be automatically and visually transformed into a corresponding Time Graph, supported by automatic consistency checker that derives a verdict to confirm if a given scenario is temporally consistent or inconsistent.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1088889 fatcat:4raqj7duqbaotlyudpotsc6cgu