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Subject: Re: chess and neural networks

Author: Ralph Stoesser

Date: 11:27:57 07/01/03

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On July 01, 2003 at 14:21:12, Tom Kerrigan wrote:

>On July 01, 2003 at 13:32:19, Ralph Stoesser wrote:
>>Hello *,
>>Why no top engine uses neural networks for positional evaluation in non-tactical
>>situations? Are there interesting publications about neural networks and chess
>Neural networks are for analyzing things that are
>"fuzzy"--voice/image/handwriting recognition, etc. Chess is a very exacting
>game. (It makes a big difference if your rook is on d1 vs. e1.) I doubt neural
>networks will ever be useful for chess.

I know that the worlds best backgammon program (snowie) use neural networks with
great success.

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