This paper presents results on applying a version of the DOLPHIN search-control learning system to speed up a partial-order planner. DOLPHIN integrates explanation-based and inductive learning techniques to acquire effective clause-selection rules for Prolog programs. A version of the UCPOP partial-order planning algorithm has been implemented as a Prolog program and DOLPHIN used to automatically learn domain-specific search control rules that help eliminate backtracking. The resulting system is shown to produce significant speedup in several planning domains.
In New Directions in AI Planning, Malik Ghallab and Alfredo Milani (Eds.), pp. 129-140, Amsterdam 1996. IOS Press.

Tara Estlin Ph.D. Alumni Tara Estlin [at] jpl nasa gov
Raymond J. Mooney Faculty mooney [at] cs utexas edu