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Published August 2013 | public
Journal Article

Compact Representations of Extended Causal Models


Judea Pearl (2000) was the first to propose a definition of actual causation using causal models. A number of authors have suggested that an adequate account of actual causation must appeal not only to causal structure but also to considerations of normality. In Halpern and Hitchcock (2011), we offer a definition of actual causation using extended causal models, which include information about both causal structure and normality. Extended causal models are potentially very complex. In this study, we show how it is possible to achieve a compact representation of extended causal models.

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© 2013 Cognitive Science Society, Inc. Received 1 February 2012; received in revised form 20 January 2013; accepted 29 January 2013. Article first published online: 19 Jul. 2013. Supported in part by NSF grants IIS-0812045 and IIS-0911036, AFOSR grant FA9550-08-1-0438 and AFOSR grants FA9550-08-1-0438 and FA9550-05-1-0055, and ARO grant W911NF-09-1-0281.

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