Temporal Models: A Review

Zein Al Abidin Ibrahim, Ali Choumane, Majd Ghareeb


In this paper, we present a review of the existing temporal models in the literature. More precisely, we review the models that handle temporal relations between intervals, between points or between intervals and points. The existing temporal models are categorized based on which type of information they handle. Three categories of temporal models are identified: qualitative temporal models, quantitative temporal models or hybrid temporal models. Once temporal information is represented, some reasoning methods about time will be presented in order to give a glance about how temporal information is processed.

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