What's necessary to hide?

James F. Allen
1981 Proceedings of the 19th annual meeting on Association for Computational Linguistics -  
Ahstract This paper considers what types of knowledge one must possess in order to reason about actions. Rather than concentrating on how actions are performed, as is done in the problem-solving literature, it examines the set of conditions under which an action can be said to have occurred. In other words, if one is told that action A occurred, what can be inferred about the state of the world? In particular, if the representation can define such conditions, it must have good models of time,
more » ... d models of time, belief, and intention. This paper discusses these issues and suggests a formalism in which general actions and events can be defined. Throughout, the action of hiding a book from someone is used as a motivating example.
doi:10.3115/981923.981944 dblp:conf/acl/Allen81 fatcat:kzpew7xaxbcatkv4qejybhamdu