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Time and time again: The many ways to represent time
 International Journal of Intelligent Systems
, 1991
"... issues remain essentially the same. One of the most crucial problems in any computer system that involves representing the world is the representation of time. This includes applications such as databases, simulation, expert systems and applications of Artificial Intelligence in general. In this bri ..."
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issues remain essentially the same. One of the most crucial problems in any computer system that involves representing the world is the representation of time. This includes applications such as databases, simulation, expert systems and applications of Artificial Intelligence in general. In this brief paper, I will give a survey of the basic techniques available for representing time, and then talk about temporal reasoning in a general setting as needed in AI applications. Quite different representations of time are usable depending on the assumptions that can be made about the temporal information to be represented. The most crucial issue is the degree of certainty one can assume. Can one assume that a time stamp can be assigned to each event, or barring that, that the events are fully ordered? Or can we only assume that a partial ordering of events is known? Can events be simultaneous? Can they overlap in time and yet not be simultaneous? If they are not instantaneous, do we know the durations of events? Different answers to each of these questions allow very different representations of time. I. Representations Based on Dating Schemes A good representation of time for instantaneous events, if it is possible, is using an absolute dating system. This involves time stamping each event with an absolute realtime, say taken off the system clock
Is Ground SaidinManyWays?
"... Proponents of ground, which is used to indicate relations of ontological fundamentality, insist that ground is a unied phenomenon, but this thesis has recently been criticized. I will rst review the proponents ’ claims for ground’s unicity, as well as the criticisms that ground is too heterogeneous ..."
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Proponents of ground, which is used to indicate relations of ontological fundamentality, insist that ground is a unied phenomenon, but this thesis has recently been criticized. I will rst review the proponents ’ claims for ground’s unicity, as well as the criticisms that ground is too heterogeneous to do the philosophical work it is supposed to do. By drawing on Aristotle’s notion of homonymy, I explore whether ground’s metaphysical heterogeneity can be theoretically accommodated while at the same time preserving its proponents ’ desideratum that it be a unied phenomenon.
The many faces of Publish/Subscribe
, 2003
"... This paper factors out the common denominator underlying these variants: full decoupling of the communicating entities in time, space, and synchronization. We use these three decoupling dimensions to better identify commonalities and divergences with traditional interaction paradigms. The many v ..."
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This paper factors out the common denominator underlying these variants: full decoupling of the communicating entities in time, space, and synchronization. We use these three decoupling dimensions to better identify commonalities and divergences with traditional interaction paradigms. The many
The Way of NoWay To Pursue Knowledge in Many Ways
"... “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. The named is the mother of ten thousand things. Ever desireless, one can see the mystery. Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations. These two ..."
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spring from the same source but differ in name; this appears as darkness. Darkness within darkness. The gate to all mystery.”–Lao Tsu (B.C. 2500) The above is an English translation of the first verse of the book “Tao Te Ching ” by Lao Tsu. A working meaning of the word “Tao ” is “way”. The technical
HYPERBOLIC GROUPS WHICH FIBER IN INFINITELY MANY WAYS
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"... Abstract. We construct examples of freebycyclic hyperbolic groups which fiber in infinitely many ways over Z. The construction involves adding a specialized square 2cell to a nonpositively curved, squared 2complex defined by labeled oriented graphs. The fundamental groups of the resulting compl ..."
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Abstract. We construct examples of freebycyclic hyperbolic groups which fiber in infinitely many ways over Z. The construction involves adding a specialized square 2cell to a nonpositively curved, squared 2complex defined by labeled oriented graphs. The fundamental groups of the resulting
PseudoRandom Generation from OneWay Functions
 PROC. 20TH STOC
, 1988
"... Pseudorandom generators are fundamental to many theoretical and applied aspects of computing. We show howto construct a pseudorandom generator from any oneway function. Since it is easy to construct a oneway function from a pseudorandom generator, this result shows that there is a pseudorandom gene ..."
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Pseudorandom generators are fundamental to many theoretical and applied aspects of computing. We show howto construct a pseudorandom generator from any oneway function. Since it is easy to construct a oneway function from a pseudorandom generator, this result shows that there is a pseudorandom
Reasoning the fast and frugal way: Models of bounded rationality
 Psychological Review
, 1996
"... Humans and animals make inferences about the world under limited time and knowledge. In contrast, many models of rational inference treat the mind as a Laplacean Demon, equipped with unlimited time, knowledge, and computational might. Following H. Simon’s notion of satisficing, the authors have prop ..."
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Humans and animals make inferences about the world under limited time and knowledge. In contrast, many models of rational inference treat the mind as a Laplacean Demon, equipped with unlimited time, knowledge, and computational might. Following H. Simon’s notion of satisficing, the authors have
Enhancing Query Plans for ManyWay Joins
, 1995
"... We show that query plans produced by most optimizers for computing manyway joins can be easily modified to produce the query result in the form of a directionally reduced acyclic database instead of a materialized relation. Benefits of this queryplan enhancement include improved bounds on intermed ..."
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We show that query plans produced by most optimizers for computing manyway joins can be easily modified to produce the query result in the form of a directionally reduced acyclic database instead of a materialized relation. Benefits of this queryplan enhancement include improved bounds
Sequence Logos: A New Way to Display Consensus Sequences
 Nucleic Acids Res
, 1990
"... INTRODUCTION A logo is "a single piece of type bearing two or more usually separate elements" [1]. In this paper, we use logos to display aligned sets of sequences. Sequence logos concentrate the following information into a single graphic [2]: 1. The general consensus of the sequences. ..."
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INTRODUCTION A logo is "a single piece of type bearing two or more usually separate elements" [1]. In this paper, we use logos to display aligned sets of sequences. Sequence logos concentrate the following information into a single graphic [2]: 1. The general consensus of the sequences. National Cancer Institute, Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, Laboratory of Mathematical Biology, P. O. Box B, Frederick, MD 21701. Internet addresses: toms@ncifcrf.gov and stephens@ncifcrf.gov. y corresponding author 1 2. The order of predominance of the residues at every position. 3. The relative frequencies of every residue at every position. 4. The amount of information present at every position in the sequence, measured in bits. 5. An initiation point, cut point, or other significant location (if appropriate) . Any aligned set of DNA, RNA or protein sequences can be represented using this technique. CREATION OF BINDING S
In How Many Ways Can You Write Rijndael?
 in Proceedings of Asiacrypt'02
, 2002
"... In this paper we ask the question what happens if we replace all the constants in Rijndael, including the replacement of the irreducible polynomial, the coefficients of the MixColumn operation, the affine transformation in the S box, etc. We show that such replacements can create new dual ciphers ..."
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In this paper we ask the question what happens if we replace all the constants in Rijndael, including the replacement of the irreducible polynomial, the coefficients of the MixColumn operation, the affine transformation in the S box, etc. We show that such replacements can create new dual ciphers, which are equivalent to the original in all aspects. We present several such dual ciphers of Rijndael, such as the square of Rijndael, and dual ciphers with the irreducible polynomial replaced by primitive polynomials. We also describe another family of dual ciphers consisting of the logarithms of Rijndael. We then discuss selfdual ciphers, and extend our results to other ciphers.
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