# Relation between interval temporal logic and linear temporal logic

I am trying to understand the relation between interval temporal logic and linear temporal logic. Do the two form of expressing temporal constraints have the same expressive power, or is one of the two more expressive?

I found a proof of the ability of translating Allen Interval temporal logic formulas into linear temporal logic formulas (http://fsl.cs.uiuc.edu/index.php/Allen_Linear_(Interval)_Temporal_Logic_-Translation_to_LTL_and_Monitor_Synthesis-), but I couldn't find much info for the other direction.

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In the paper you cite they tailor a special semantics to LTL such that it deals with intervals, thus enabling the translation. In the converse direction, you need to somehow define a semantics for ITL to deal with atomic propositions, discrete time, and infinite sequences. Do you have such a semantics in mind? –  Shaull Feb 15 '13 at 8:30