Prioritized Component Systems

Gerhard Brewka, Ilkka Niemelä, Mirosław Truszczyński

We introduce a flexible framework to specify problem solutions (outcomes) and preferences among them. The proposal combines ideas from answer-set programming (ASP), answer-set optimization (ASO) and CP-nets. The problem domain is structured into components. ASP techniques are used to specify values of components, as well as global (inter-component) constraints among these values. ASO methods are used to describe preferences among the values of a component and CP-net techniques to represent inter-component dependencies and corresponding preferences.

Content Area: 10. Knowledge Representation & Reasoning

Subjects: 11. Knowledge Representation; 3.5 Qualitative Reasoning

Submitted: May 9, 2005

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