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Subject: Re: Pattern Matching -- Avoiding Hand-Tuning

Author: Stuart Cracraft

Date: 13:14:53 01/22/98

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On January 22, 1998 at 14:39:12, Bruce Moreland wrote:

>On January 22, 1998 at 14:13:40, Stuart Cracraft wrote:
>>In other words, retain the tactical cruncher aspect of
>>the program. But when two moves are approximately equal
>>tactically, based on the score, use the pattern matching
>>to break the tie.
>Lots of guys have suggested climbing this Everest, or a siimilar one.
>1) Find the mountain.
>2) Find a sherpa.
>3) Climb the mountain.
>Everyone seems to stop somewhere before step 3 is started.
>Some problems are:
>1) Identifying which patterns might exist in general.
>2) Figuring out that one (or which one) might apply in this position.
>These are both really really hard, aren't they?

You forgot step 2a). "Get the oxygen canisters".

That's what makes this kind of pattern-matching interesting.
The Russian Kaissa team had an idea of the "method of analogies".
I wonder if that's been used more generally (or researched.)


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