Accession Number : ADA111933

Title :   Parallelism in Planning and Problem Solving: Reasoning About Resources.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Wilkins,David E

PDF Url : ADA111933

Report Date : 05 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The implications of allowing parallel actions in a plan or problem solution are discussed. The planning system should take advantage of helpful interactions between parallel branches, must detect harmful interactions, and, if possibly, remedy them. This paper describes what is involved in this and presents some new techniques that are implemented in an actual planning system and are useful in seeking solutions to these problems. The most important of these techniques, reasoning about resources, is emphasized and explained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Goal programming, *Planning, *Problem solving, Reasoning, Resources, Automatic, Interactions, Artificial intelligence

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE