Accession Number : AD0663750

Title :   AN ADAPTIVE TREE PRUNING SYSTEM: A LANGUAGE FOR PROGRAMMING HEURISTIC TREE SEARCHES,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kozdrowicki,Edward W.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 232

Abstract : The development of a tree pruning system (TPS) consisting of a set of system statements to be used as instructions for programming of heuristic tree searches. The system is imbedded in FORTRAN, designed to treat non-uniform tree structures. Search decisions are automatic, either on the basis of user overall specification or machine-learned criteria. The basic application leading to the development of the TPS is chess. System value is demonstrated by successful and simple duplication of the Baylor and Simon 'Chess Mating Combination Program'. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, DECISION MAKING), (*LEARNING MACHINES, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), PATTERN RECOGNITION, DECISION MAKING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, TIME SHARING, COMPUTERS, GAME THEORY, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE