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plasp 3: Towards Effective ASP Planning

In Theory and Practice of Logic Programming 3, pp. 477-504

Authors:Yannis Dimopoulos, Martin Gebser, Patrick Lühne , Javier Romero, Torsten Schaub
Type:Article in Journal
Publication Date:December 2018

Abstract: We describe the new version of the PDDL-to-ASP translator plasp. First, it widens the range of accepted PDDL features. Second, it contains novel planning encodings, some inspired by SAT planning and others exploiting ASP features such as well-foundedness. All of them are designed for handling multivalued fluents in order to capture both PDDL as well as SAS planning formats. Third, enabled by multishot ASP solving, it offers advanced planning algorithms also borrowed from SAT planning. As a result, plasp provides us with an ASP-based framework for studying a variety of planning techniques in a uniform setting. Finally, we demonstrate in an empirical analysis that these techniques have a significant impact on the performance of ASP planning.

  title =	{{plasp 3: Towards Effective ASP Planning}},
  author =	{Yannis Dimopoulos and Martin Gebser and Patrick Lühne  and Javier Romero and Torsten Schaub},
  journal =	{Theory and Practice of Logic Programming},
  year =	{2018},
  month =	{December},
  volume =	{{{object.volume}},
  series =	{3},
  pages =	{477-504},