Accession Number : ADA111954

Title :   A Simple 'Teachable Automatic Program-Generating System' Written as a Term Project in an Introductory Course on Artificial Intelligence.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Findler,Nicholas V

PDF Url : ADA111954

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A Fairly flexible specification for a 'Teachable Automatic Program-Generating System' was given as the subject matter of a term project to undergraduate students in an introductory course on Artifical Intelligence. It was pointed out that good design ideas and feasible-looking methods are more important to submit than perfectly-running but dull programs. The majority of students formed teams of 3-4 members and produced interesting, but very often incomplete, systems within a time period of about 10 weeks. It was found that the students' insecurity due to the lack of useable approaches available in the literature was more than balanced by the pride they took in working on original and creative research at the beginning of their professional career. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer aided instruction, *Programmed instruction, *Automatic programming, Artificial intelligence, Computer programming, Specifications, Netherlands, Students, Creativity

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE