Accession Number : ADA293844

Title :   On a Distributed Anytime Architecture for Probabilistic Reasoning.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Santoe, Eugene, Jr. ; Shimony, Solomon E. ; Williams, Edward

PDF Url : ADA293844

Report Date : 21 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : An architecture for unifying various algorithms for probabilistic reasoning is presented. Any algorithms having anytime, anywhere characteristics may be mixed in this scheme. Since algorithms for probabilistic reasoning have widely different behavior over classes of Bayes networks, the scheme permits taking advantage of the set of algorithms that happen to perform well for the problem instance at hand. We concentrate on belief updating and belief revision. Some results are presented for our system (OVERMIND) consisting of several genetic algorithm instances, A*, etc. running in parallel.

Descriptors :   *REASONING, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, ALGORITHMS, NETWORKS, PROBABILITY, SCHEDULING, BAYES THEOREM, GENETICS.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE