Front-to-End Bidirectional Heuristic Search with Consistent Heuristics: Enumerating and Evaluating Algorithms and Bounds

Lior Siag, Shahaf Shperberg, Ariel Felner, Nathan Sturtevant

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Abstract

Recent research on bidirectional heuristic search (BiHS) is based on the must-expand pairs theory (MEP theory), which describes which pairs of nodes must be expanded during the search to guarantee the optimality of solutions. A separate line of research in BiHS has proposed algorithms that use lower bounds that are derived from consistent heuristics during search. This paper links these two directions, providing a comprehensive unifying view and showing that both existing and novel algorithms can be derived from the MEP theory. An extended set of bounds is formulated, encompassing both previously discovered bounds and new ones. Finally, the bounds are empirically evaluated by their contribution to the efficiency of the search.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2023
EditorsEdith Elkind
PublisherInternational Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
Pages5631-5638
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781956792034
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Event32nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2023 - Macao, China
Duration: 19 Aug 202325 Aug 2023

Publication series

NameIJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume2023-August
ISSN (Print)1045-0823

Conference

Conference32nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2023
Country/TerritoryChina
CityMacao
Period19/08/2325/08/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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