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Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence in Computer Chess - *DETAILS* as promised

Author: Steven Edwards

Date: 00:40:28 03/29/04

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On March 28, 2004 at 18:55:53, Artem Pyatakov wrote:

>>My thought is that the better idea is to use chess knowledge extensively at the
>>start of a search instead of applying the knowledge to a search that threatens
>>to grow out of control.  An ounce of prevention is worth 453 grams of cure.
>
>Could you give more details on what you mean here? I know there have been many
>efforts to do selective search - including a famous one by Botvinnik, none of
>which have resulted in very competitive programs (despite great chess prowess of
>the authors). What are you doing differently? What do you think these others
>have missed? What kinds of results have you gotten?

In regard to Botvinnik's Pioneer, it was at best vaporware and at worst a
complete and intentional fake.

For comments on my current effort, try searching this forum for the word
"symbolic".



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