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  • Eugene Fink
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 110)

Abstract

Newell and Simon [1961; 1972] invented means-ends analysis during their work on the General Problem Solver (GPs), back in the early days of artificial intelligence. Their technique combined goal-directed reasoning with forward chaining from the initial state. The authors of later systems [Fikes and Nilsson, 1971; Warren, 1974; Tate, 1977] gradually abandoned forward search and began to rely exclusively on backward chaining.

Keywords

Search Space Inference Rule Goal Statement Functional Type Decision Point 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene Fink
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  1. 1.Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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