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March/April 2005 (vol. 20 no. 2)
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
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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