AAAI Publications, Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Landmark-Based Heuristics for Goal Recognition
Ramon Fraga Pereira, Nir Oren, Felipe Meneguzzi

Last modified: 2017-02-12


Automated planning can be used to efficiently recognize goals and plans from partial or full observed action sequences. In this paper, we propose goal recognition heuristics that rely on information from planning landmarks - facts or actions that must occur if a plan is to achieve a goal when starting from some initial state. We develop two such heuristics: the first estimates goal completion by considering the ratio between achieved and extracted landmarks of a candidate goal, while the second takes into account how unique each landmark is among landmarks for all candidate goals. We empirically evaluate these heuristics over both standard goal/plan recognition problems, and a set of very large problems. We show that our heuristics can recognize goals more accurately, and run orders of magnitude faster, than the current state-of-the-art.


Goal Recognition; Intention Detection; Classical Planning; Landmarks

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