By Robert P. Kurshan (auth.), Sven Koenig, Robert C. Holte (eds.)
It has been well-known because the inception of man-made Intelligence (AI) that abstractions, challenge reformulations, and approximations (AR&A) are crucial to human logic reasoning and challenge fixing and to the facility of structures to cause successfully in complicated domain names. AR&A concepts were used to resolve a number of initiatives, together with computerized programming, constraint delight, layout, analysis, desktop studying, seek, making plans, reasoning, online game enjoying, scheduling, and theorem proving. the first objective of AR&A innovations in such settings is to beat computational intractability. furthermore, AR&A strategies are beneficial for accelerating studying and for summarizing units of options. This quantity comprises the complaints of SARA 2002, the 5th Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation, and Approximation, held at Kananaskis Mountain resort, Kananaskis Village, Alberta (Canada), August 2 four, 2002. The SARA sequence is the continuation of 2 separate threads of workshops: AAAI workshops in 1990 and 1992, and an advert hoc sequence starting with the "Knowledge Compilation" workshop in 1986 and the "Change of illustration and Inductive Bias" workshop in 1988 with followup workshops in 1990 and 1992. the 2 workshop sequence merged in 1994 to shape the 1st SARA. next SARAs have been held in 1995, 1998, and 2000.
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