Accession Number : AD0736043

Title :   The Technology Chess Program,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Gillogly,James J.

Report Date : 29 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A chess program has been developed which plays good chess (for a program) using a very simple structure. It is based on a brute force search of the move tree with no forward pruning, using material as the only terminal evaluation function, and using a limited positional analysis at the top level for a tiebreak between moves which are materially equal. Because of the transparent structure, this program is proposed as a technological benchmark for chess programs which will continue to improve as computer technology increases. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *GAME THEORY), MINIMAX TECHNIQUE, INSTRUCTION MANUALS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE