Edinburgh Research Explorer

Proof Planning for Maintainable Configuration Systems

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Related Edinburgh Organisations

Open Access permissions

Open

Documents

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-356
JournalAI EDAM - Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
Volume12
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1998

Abstract

Configuration is a complex task generally involving varying measures of constraint satisfaction, optimization, and the management of soft constraints. Although many successful systems have been developed, these are often difficult to maintain and to generalize in rapidly changing domains. In this paper we consider building intelligent knowledge based systems with maintainability well to the fore in our requirements for such systems. We introduce two case studies: the initial proof of concept, which was in the domain of computer configuration, and a further field-tested study, the configuration of compressors. Central to our approach is the use of the proof planning technique, and the clean separation of different kinds of knowledge: factual, heuristic, and strategic.

    Research areas

  • Configuration, Proof Planning, Maintainability, Knowledge Based Systems

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 402619