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Dimensional analysis based causal ordering
  This paper presents a novel approach for generating causal dependencies between system variables, from an acausal description of the system behaviour, and for identifying the end causal impact; in terms of whether a change in the value of an influencing variable will lead to an increase or a decrease in the value of the influenced variables. This work is based on the use of the conventional method for dimensional analysis developed in classical physics . The utility of the work is demonstrated with its application to providing causal explanations for selected physical systems. The results reflect well the common-sense understanding of the causality in these systems.

  • Date:

    01 January 1999

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006.3 Artificial intelligence


Shen, Q., Peng, T., & Milne, R. (1998). Dimensional analysis based causal ordering. In Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning, 193-202



causal ordering; dimensional analysis;

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