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MARCH/APRIL 2005 1541-1672/05/$20.00 2005 IEEE 25 Published by the IEEE Computer Society
 

Summary: MARCH/APRIL 2005 1541-1672/05/$20.00 © 2005 IEEE 25
Published by the IEEE Computer Society
P l a n n i n g w i t h T e m p l a t e s
Conditional Constraint
Networks for
Interleaved Planning
and Information
Gathering
Josť Luis Ambite, Craig A. Knoblock, and Maria Muslea,
University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute
Steven Minton, Fetch Technologies
For any activity, a wealth of information is available through public and private net-
works. Unfortunately, such information is distributed among many sites, with dif-
ferent data formats, schemas, and semantics. Moreover, information access per se is of
limited value.What is needed is a system that integrates and structures diverse information
to support user tasks and goals. The system must
gather the relevant information, evaluate trade-offs,
and suggest courses of action to the user.
For example, consider travel planning. Numerous
sites provide relevant information, such as

  

Source: Ambite, Josť Luis - Information Sciences Institute & Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences