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An Ontological formalization of the planning task

Rajpathak, Dnyanesh and Motta, Enrico (2004). An Ontological formalization of the planning task. In: International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, 4-6 November 2004, Torino, Italy.

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a generic task ontology, which formalizes the space of planning problems. Although planning is one of the oldest researched areas in Artificial Intelligence and attempts have been made in the past at developing task ontologies for planning, these formalizations suffer from serious limitations: they do not exhibit the required level of formalization and precision and they usually fail to include some of the key concepts required for specifying planning problems. In con-trast with earlier proposals, our task ontology formalizes the nature of the planning task independently of any planning paradigm, specific domains, or applications and provides a fine-grained, precise and comprehensive characterization of the space of planning problems. Finally, in addition to producing a formal specification we have also operationalized the ontology into a set of executable definitions, which provide a concrete reusable resource for knowledge acquisition and system development in planning applications.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: Planning; Ontologies; Task Ontologies; Reusable Knowledge Components; Knowledge Engineering; Knowledge Modelling;
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 6230
Depositing User: Dnyanesh Rajpathak
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 13:17
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6230
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