Learning Inadmissible Heuristics during Search
published: July 21, 2011, recorded: June 2011, views: 4038
Report a problem or upload filesIf you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
Suboptimal search algorithms offer shorter solving times by sacrificing guaranteed solution optimality. While optimal search algorithms like A* and IDA* require admissible heuristics, suboptimal search algorithms need not constrain their guidance in this way. Previous work has explored using off-line training to transform admissible heuristics into more effective inadmissible ones. In this paper we demonstrate that this transformation can be performed on-line, during search. In addition to not requiring training instances and extensive precomputation, an on-line approach allows the learned heuristic to be tailored to a specific problem instance. We evaluate our techniques in four different benchmark domains using both greedy best-first search and bounded suboptimal search. We find that heuristics learned on-line result in both faster search and better solutions while relying only on information readily available in any best-first search.
Link this pageWould you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !