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Subject: Re: Intelligent software, please

Author: Steve Maughan

Date: 23:01:44 11/26/01

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Christophe,

>You are right, but suddenly the idea sounds more and more tricky to implement.
>It was simple when it was about search depth (disable some terms when the
>position to evaluate is deep enough), it's not anymore if you have to calibrate
>on the speed of the computer and the time controls...

Nobody said computer chess programming is easy ;-)

I'd use the some form of feedback loop to pragmatically control the expected
depth of search at each move e.g. exponetial smoothing

New_Expected_Depth = Avg_Exp_Depth(1 - gamma) + gamma * Last_Depth

I guess the idea is only trying to improve play at the extremes of time controls
i.e. 3 m/g and 3 m/m

Regards,

Steve



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