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R122
The Relationship Between AND/OR Search and Variable Elimination
Robert Mateescu and Rina Dechter
Abstract
In this paper we compare search and inference in graphical models through the new framework of AND/OR search. Specifically, we compare Variable Elimination (VE) and memoryintensive AND/OR Search (AO) and place algorithms such as graph-based backjumping and no-good and good learning, as well as Recursive Conditioning [7] and Value Elimination [2] within the AND/OR search framework.

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