AAAI Publications, Nineteenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

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Acquisition of Object-Centred Domain Models from Planning Examples
Stephen Cresswell, Thomas Leo McCluskey, Margaret West

Last modified: 2009-10-16


The problem of formulating knowledge bases containing action schema is a central concern in knowledge engineering for AI Planning. This paper describes LOCM, a system which carries out the automated induction of action schema from sets of example plans.  Each plan is assumed to be a sound sequence of actions; each action in a plan is stated as a name and a list of objects that the action refers to. LOCM exploits the assumption that actions change the state of objects, and require objects to be in a certain state before they can be executed.  The novelty of LOCM is that it can induce action schema without being provided with any information about predicates or initial, goal or intermediate state descriptions for the example action sequences.  In this paper we describe the implemented LOCM algorithm, and analyse its performance by its application to the induction of domain models for several domains. To evaluate the algorithm, we used random action sequences from existing models of domains, as well as solutions to past IPC problems.


knowledge engineering; knowledge acquisition; machine learning

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