Specifying and computing preferred plans

Details

Event Artificial Intelligence

Authors

Christian Fritz
Technical Publications
May 1st 2011
In this paper, we address the problem of specifying and computing preferred plans using rich, qualitative, user preferences. We propose a logical language for specifying preferences over the evolution of states and actions associated with a plan. We provide a semantics for our first-order preference language in the situation calculus, and prove that progression of our preference formulae preserves this semantics. This leads to the development of PPlan, a bounded best-first search planner that computes preferred plans. Our preference language is amenable to integration with many existing planners, and beyond planning, can be used to support a diversity of dynamical reasoning tasks that employ preferences.

Citation

Bienvenu, M.; Fritz, C.; McIlraith, S. A. Specifying and computing preferred plans. Artificial Intelligence. 2011 May; 175 (7-8): 1308-1345.

Additional information

Focus Areas

Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.

FIND OUT MORE
Licensing & Commercialization Opportunities

We’re continually developing new technologies, many of which are available for¬†Commercialization.

FIND OUT MORE
News

PARC scientists and staffers are active members and contributors to the science and technology communities.

FIND OUT MORE