Online event. November 3-12, 2021.
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We introduce negation under stable models semantics in DatalogMTL—a temporal extension of Datalog with metric operators. As a result, we obtain a rule language which combines the power of answer set programming with the temporal dimension provided by metric operators. We show that, in this setting, reasoning becomes undecidable over the rationals and decidable in EXPSPACE in data complexity over the integers. We also show that, if we restrict our attention to forward-propagating programs (where rules propagate information in a single temporal direction), reasoning over integers becomes PSPACE-complete in data complexity and hence no harder than over positive programs; however, reasoning over the rationals in this fragment remains undecidable.