Planning Literature

  • Ian Frank
Part of the Distinguished Dissertations book series (DISTDISS)


What are plans? In this chapter, we answer this question by looking at AI planning systems. Such systems use operators to represent the possible actions that can be carried out in a domain. The ultimate aim of planning is then typically to find a ground operator sequence (i.e., a sequence with no variables) which, when executed in the initial state of some problem, will produce the desired behaviours or sequences of states in the domain. This is relevant to Bridge since declarer play involves playing cards in such a way as to make a specific number of tricks.


Incomplete Information Solution Candidate Question Answering Plan Representation Partial Plan 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Frank
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  1. 1.Electrotechnical LaboratoryTsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-kenJapan

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