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Subject: Re: I'm being too harsh, but still

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 15:49:29 12/18/02

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On December 18, 2002 at 15:43:00, Uri Blass wrote:

>I think that the important question is not if the paper was done properly(a lot
>of papers were not done properly).
>
>The important question is if the idea is a good idea.

1) "Here is an idea."

2) "Here is an idea that I suspect is a good idea."

3) "Here is an idea, and here are experimental results plotted against results
for related techniques.  My results lead me to believe, with pretty high
confidence, that my idea is good."

#1 is a dime a dozen.  Anyone who is serious about computer chess can think of
five of these while taking a shower.

#2 is harder to do, and these ideas are often worth studying, but these ideas
should not be published in this form in the JICGA.

#3 is what should be published in the JICGA.

bruce



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