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Thinking as ComputationA First Course$
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Hector J. Levesque

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016995

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016995.001.0001

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Case Study: Planning Courses of Action

Case Study: Planning Courses of Action

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(p.179) 9 Case Study: Planning Courses of Action
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Thinking as Computation
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Levesque Hector J.

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016995.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the kind of thinking that involves planning. Section 9.1 discusses two simple but very different planning problems and how the planning process is really the same for both of them. Section 9.2 considers a general planning program in Prolog, and applies it to three planning problems. The final two sections consider how planning changes as the scope gets larger, first in terms of how the thinking should proceed and then in terms of how the knowledge itself should be represented.

Keywords:   Prolog programming, planning problems, thinking

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