Generalised Domain Model Acquisition from Action Traces


  • Stephen Cresswell The Stationery Office
  • Peter Gregory University of Strathclyde



One approach to the problem of formulating domain models for planning is to learn the models from example action sequences. The LOCM system demonstrated the feasibility of learning domain models from example action sequences only, with no observation of states before, during or after the plans. LOCM uses an object-centred representation, in which each object is represented by a single parameterised state machine. This makes it powerful for learning domains which fit within that representation, but there are some well-known domains which do not. This paper introduces LOCM2, a novel algorithm in which the domain representation of LOCM is generalised to allow multiple parameterised state machines to represent a single object. This extends the coverage of domains for which an adequate domain model can be learned. The LOCM2 algorithm is described and evaluated by testing domain learning from example plans from published results of past International Planning Competitions.




How to Cite

Cresswell, S., & Gregory, P. (2011). Generalised Domain Model Acquisition from Action Traces. Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, 21(1), 42-49.