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Subject: Re: morph(C) on ICC

Author: Manuel Rodriguez Blanco

Date: 17:31:47 10/11/99

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On October 11, 1999 at 18:07:12, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>On October 11, 1999 at 16:12:27, Jeff Anderson wrote:
>>On ICC there is a chess program called morph(C).  Does anyone know anything
>>about it?  Here are it's notes and stats.  It has amzingly low ratings.
>>Information about morph(C) (Last disconnected Fri Oct 08 1999 06:26):
>>          rating [need] win  loss  draw total   best
>>Bullet       467         19   398     7   424    564 (13-Sep-1999)
>>Blitz        557        103  1269    22  1394    978 (11-Sep-1999)
>>Standard     754         55   553     9   617    935 (06-Feb-1999)
>> 1: Morph IV: A Learning Program
>> 2: Morph is a project at UC Santa Cruz
>> 3: Operated by 'weber' (UCSC Morph Team)
>> 4: Currently Running on a Sparc Ultra-10 and Solaris 2.7
>> 5: Blitz and rating < 1200 unless i am learning ( mood = 1 )
>this is a program that only knows the legal moves of chess, and nothing else.
>It has learned how much the pieces are worth, and everything else, by rules
>that are generalized internally.
>Whether this approach can work or not is anybody's guess...

Hi, i find this extremely interesting, do you know something more about this
programs or others like this?, can you put an example of this rules that are
generalized internally, what are your personal opinion about this type of
programs?  do you think that type of program that learn, will be more common in
the future?

thanks in advanced to Hyatt or other that can answer some of this question or
can give more information about this type of programming and this type of


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