Using Abstraction to Create Heuristics

Where Do Heuristics Come From ?
(Using Abstraction to Speed Up Search)

Tutorial Given at AAAI 2005

Robert Holte's publications related to Abstraction and Search
If you are interested in Abstraction in Artificial Intelligence, there is a conference specifically devoted to the subject -- SARA, the Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation and Approximation.
SARA'2005 home page -- it will be held near Edinburgh just before IJCAI.