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ERIC Number: EJ1025290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 25
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ISSN: ISSN-0364-0213
Compact Representations of Extended Causal Models
Halpern, Joseph Y.; Hitchcock, Christopher
Cognitive Science, v37 n6 p986-1010 Aug 2013
Judea Pearl (2000) was the first to propose a definition of actual causation using causal models. A number of authors have suggested that an adequate account of actual causation must appeal not only to causal structure but also to considerations of "normality." In Halpern and Hitchcock (2011), we offer a definition of actual causation using "extended causal models," which include information about both causal structure and normality. Extended causal models are potentially very complex. In this study, we show how it is possible to achieve a compact representation of extended causal models.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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