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Subject: Re: Intelligent software, please

Author: Christophe Theron

Date: 11:57:09 11/27/01

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On November 27, 2001 at 02:01:44, Steve Maughan wrote:

>>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 ;-)

But in general the best ideas are the simpler ones.

It does not sound simple enough to be a good idea. :)


>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

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