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School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University


Planning inthe JAVELIN QA System

Laurie S. Hiyakumoto
May 2004

Keywords: Planning, execution, question-answering, PLEXIS, JAVELIN

The Planner Module of the JAVELIN Question-Answering system is responsible for sequencing actions in the question-answering process and controlling their execution. This document describes the current implementation of the Planner Module based on the PLEXIS (Planning and Execution for Information Spaces) planner, the protocols it uses to communicate with the rest of JAVELIN, and the model of the question-answering process on which planning and execution is based. Instructions for installing and testing the server are provided, along with a brief discussion of future research directions.

51 pages

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