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Capability Assessment in UCPOP: Some Experiments in the Blocks World

Gerhard Wickler

This paper defines and addresses the competence and capability assessment problem. A simple method based on the meta-knowledge available in a reasoning system is given that can be used to assess competence. This idea is applied to the planner UCPOP to assess capability in the Blocks World domain. Several theoretical and practical problems lead to some experiments that involve generating partial search spaces and analysing those to assess capability. A number of features is given that can be used to decide the capability assessment problem and the experiments show how these can be used to derive thresholds for a domain that indicate capability in this domain.

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