The W-6 approach to multi-dimensional scheduling: Where AI and operations research meet

M. Ben Bassat, Y. Kfir, Z. Melamed, D. Schapiro, A. Shpiro

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Abstract

Inherent limitations of the traditional approaches to scheduling and allocation of resources are pinpointed, and new directions are proposed. These are based on five years experience with very-large-scale scheduling problems that resulted in a working software system called W-6. W-6, which represents a compromised approach that may not generate a globally optimal solution but has proven to lead to practical solutions, is described. The key elements of the W-6 approach are: shifting the emphasis from search space exploration to problem decomposition, and a natural language interface that allows the user to formulate the problem requirements, constraints, and goals in a reasonably restricted natural language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages276-281
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0879425970
StatePublished - Nov 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event1990 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: 4 Nov 19907 Nov 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)0884-3627

Conference

Conference1990 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period4/11/907/11/90

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