Temporal Reasoning over Deontic Specifications

Jose Fiadeiro, Tom Maibaum

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Starting from a deontic specification modelling the behaviour of a system, we show how it is possible to reason about the temporal properties of the normative behaviours of that system. In particular, we show how safety and liveness properties can be derived, respectively, from permission and obligation structures. A formal relationship is thus established between the recently proposed deontic accounts of behaviour, that are more action-oriented, and the already traditional and successful property-oriented frameworks based on temporal logics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-395
Number of pages39
JournalJournal of Logic and Computation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1991


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