LILaC - paper abstract

Refinement of intentions

Andreas Herzig, Laurent Perrussel, Zhanhao Xiao, Dongmo Zhang


According to Bratman, future-directed intentions are high-level plans. We view such plans as high-level actions that can typically not be executed directly: they have to be progressively refined until executable basic actions are obtained. Higher- and lower-level actions are linked by the means-end relation, alias instrumentality relation. In this paper we extend Shoham's database perspective of Bratman's theory by the notions of refinement and instrumentality.

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