CABINS: A Framework of Knowledge Acquisition and Iterative Revision for Schedule Improvement and Reactive Repair
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST
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Practical scheduling problems generally require allocation of resources in the presence of a large, diverse and typically conflicting set of constraints and optimization criteria. The ill-structuredness of both the solution space and the desired objectives make scheduling problems difficult to formalize. This paper describes a case-based learning method for acquiring context-dependent user optimization preferences and tradeoffs and using them to incrementally improve schedule quality in predictive scheduling and reactive schedule management in response to unexpected execution events. The approach, implemented in the CABINS system, uses acquired user preferences to dynamically modify search control to guide schedule improvement. During iterative repair, cases are exploited for 1 repair action selection, 2 evaluation of intermediate repair results and 3 recovery from revision failures. The method allows the system to dynamically switch between repair heuristic actions, each of which operates with respect to a particular local view of the problem and offers selective repair advantages.
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