Qualitative futures

C. J. Price, L. Trave-Massuyes, R. Milne, L. Ironi, K. Forbus, B. Bredeweg, M. H. Lee, P. Struss, N. Snooke, P. Lucas, M. Cavazza, G. M. Coghill

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This paper reviews the state of the art in model-based systems and qualitative reasoning, and considers where the field will be in 20 years time. It highlights six areas where developments in model-based systems in general, and in qualitative reasoning in particular, have the potential to provide significant computer-based help. The paper also examines where further technological developments might be needed in order to achieve these qualitative futures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-334
Number of pages18
JournalKnowledge Engineering Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • model-based approach
  • simulation
  • systems
  • behavior

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