Planning with generic types

D. Long, M. Fox, G. Lakemeyer (Editor), B. Nebel (Editor)

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Domain-independent, or knowledge-sparse, planning has limited practical appli-cation because of the failure of brute-force search to scale to address real prob-lems. However, requiring a domain engineer to take responsibility for directing the search behavior of a planner entails a heavy burden of representation and leads to systems that have no general application. An interesting compromise is to use domain analysis techniques to extract features from a domain description that can exploited to good effect by a planner. In this chapter we discuss the process by which generic patterns of behavior can be recognized in a domain, by automatic techniques, and appropriate specialized technologies recruited to assist a planner in efficient problem solving in that domain. We describe the in-tegrated architecture of STAN5 and present results to demonstrate its potential on a variety of planning domains, including two that are currently beyond the problem-solving power of existing knowledge-sparse approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Artificial Intelligence in the New Millennium
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameMorgan Kaufmann Series in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherMorgan Kaufmann


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