Reasoning with Cause and Effect

  • Judea Pearl

Abstract

This article is an edited transcript of a lecture given at IJCAI-99, Stockholm, Sweden, on 4 August 1999. The article summarizes concepts, principles, and tools that were found useful in applications involving causal modeling. The principles are based on structural-model semantics in which functional (or counterfactual) relationships representing autonomous physical processes are the fundamental building blocks. The article presents the conceptual basis of this semantics, illustrates its application in simple problems, and discusses its ramifications to computational and cognitive problems concerning causation.
Published
2002-03-15
How to Cite
Pearl, J. (2002). Reasoning with Cause and Effect. AI Magazine, 23(1), 95. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v23i1.1612
Section
Articles