Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
A. Rodionova, E. Bartocci, D. Nickovic, R. Grosu:
"Temporal Logic as Filtering";
Talk: Proceeding HSCC '16 - the 19th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control,
- 2016-04-14; in: "Proceeding HSCC '16 - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control",
We show that metric temporal logic (MTL) the extension of linear temporal logic to real time, can be viewed as linear time-invariant filtering, by interpreting addition, multiplication, and their neutral elements, over the idempotent dioid (max,min,0,1). Moreover, by interpreting these operators over the field of reals (+,x,0,1), one can associate various quantitative semantics to a metric-temporal-logic formula, depending on the filter's kernel used: square, rounded-square, Gaussian, low-pass, band-pass, or high-pass. This remarkable connection between filtering and metric temporal logic allows us to freely navigate between the two, and to regard signal-feature detection as logical inference. To the best of our knowledge, this connection has not been established before. We prove that our qualitative, filtering semantics is identical to the classical MTL semantics. We also provide a quantitative semantics for MTL, which measures the normalized, maximum number of times a formula is satisfied within its associated kernel, by a given signal. We show that this semantics is sound, in the sense that, if its measure is 0, then the formula is not satisfied, and it is satisfied otherwise. We have implemented both of our semantics in Matlab, and illustrate their properties on various formulas and signals, by plotting their computed measures.
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