Time-Critical Reasoning: Representations and Application
Eric Horvitz, Adam Seiver
We review the problem of time-critical action and discuss a reformulation that shifts knowledge acquisition from the assessment of complex temporal probabilistic dependencies to the direct assessment of time-dependent utilities over key outcomes of interest. We dwell on a class of decision problems characterized by the centrality of diagnosing and reacting in a timely manner to pathological processes. We motivate key ideas in the context of trauma-care triage and transportation decisions.
Keywords: Time-critical action, trauma care, triage, planning, decision-theoretic
PS Link: http://www.research.microsoft.com/research/dtg/horvitz/trauma.HTM
PDF Link: /papers/97/p250-horvitz.pdf
AUTHOR = "Eric Horvitz
and Adam Seiver",
TITLE = "Time-Critical Reasoning: Representations and Application",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-97)",
PUBLISHER = "Morgan Kaufmann",
ADDRESS = "San Francisco, CA",
YEAR = "1997",
PAGES = "250--257"