integrating Marker Passing and Problem Solving: A Spreading Activation Approach To Improved Choice in Planning

1st Edition

James A. Hendler

Psychology Press
Published November 1, 1987
Reference - 318 Pages
ISBN 9780898599824 - CAT# ER2113
Series: Artificial Intelligence Series

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Summary

A recent area of interest in the Artificial Intelligence community has been the application of massively parallel algorithms to enhance the choice mechanism in traditional AI problems. This volume provides a detailed description of how marker-passing -- a parallel, non-deductive, spreading activation algorithm -- is a powerful approach to refining the choice mechanisms in an AI problem-solving system.

The author scrutinizes the design of both the algorithm and the system, and then reviews the current literature and research in planning and marker passing. Also included: a comparison of this computer model with some standard cognitive models, and a comparison of this model to the "connectionist" approach.

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