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Issue No.02 - March/April (2005 vol.20)
pp: 13-15
Doug Dyer , Active Computing
Steve Cross , Georgia Tech
Craig A. Knoblock , USC Information Sciences Institute
Steve Minton , Fetch
Austin Tate , Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
ABSTRACT
Templates are standard operating procedures that can be used for solving typical problems and as a starting point for solving novel problems. These structures contain relevant variables (and required activities) and current variable values (or specific activities) that affect a problem or have been chosen in a problem-solving instance. With templates you can configure domain-independent planning algorithms, making them applicable to many different problem domains. By making the template explicit for the user in the form of a GUI, you can facilitate mixed-initiative, user-centric systems that help maintain awareness of complex and dynamic situations, share information across the network, and solve problems incrementally and iteratively.
INDEX TERMS
Active Templates, planning, mixed-initiative systems, user-centric development, constraints
CITATION
Doug Dyer, Steve Cross, Craig A. Knoblock, Steve Minton, Austin Tate, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Planning with Templates", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol.20, no. 2, pp. 13-15, March/April 2005, doi:10.1109/MIS.2005.29
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