AI Magazine

Magazine about artificial intelligence.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer

An Introduction to This Special Issue of AI Magazine
In AAAI-96 I gave an invited talk exhorting AI researchers to deploy their prototype systems on the World Wide Web. Deploying AI systems on the Web provides tangible evidence of the power and utility of Al techniques. Next time you encounter Al bashing,...
A Review of Sketches of Thought
Most practicing AI researchers take certain things for granted as part of the background assumptions of their craft. That intelligence is a form of information processing and that the framework of modern digital computers provides pretty much all that...
How Important Is Least Commitment?
One of the more hotly debated issues related to refinement planning algorithms is the role and importance of least commitment in planning. Informally, least commitment refers to the idea of constraining the partial plans as little as possible during...
Learning Probabilistic User Profiles: Applications for Finding Interesting Web Sites, Notifying Users of Relevant Changes to Web Pages, and Locating Grant Opportunities
This article describes three agents that help a user locate useful or interesting information on the World Wide Web. The agents learn a probabilistic profile to find, classify, or rank other sources of information that are likely to interest the user....
Moving Up the Information Food Chain
Deploying Softbots on the World Wide Web I I view the World Wide Web as an information food chain. The maze of pages and hyperlinks that comprise the Web are at the very bottom of the chain. The WEBCRAWLERS and ALTAVISTAS of the world are information...
On the Other Hand
Date: 4/1/2002 WASA - World Aeronautics & Space Administration Executive Summary of Committee Report on Disaster Investigation, Incident # 362 Analysis of records downloaded from the 2001 Jupiter Orbital Black Parallelopiped Investigation Mission...
Question Answering from Frequently Asked Question Files: Experiences with the FAQ Finder System
This article describes FAQ FINDER, a natural language question-answering system that uses files of frequently asked questions as its knowledge base. Unlike Al question-answering systems that focus on the generation of new answers, FAQ FINDER retrieves...
Refinement Planning as a Unifying Framework for Plan Synthesis
Planning-the ability to synthesize a course of action to achieve desired goals-is an important part of intelligent agency and has thus received significant attention within Al for more than 30 years. Work on efficient planning algorithms still continues...
Refinement Planning versus Encoding Planning as Satisfiability
Recently, Kautz et. al. (Kautz and Selman 1996; Kautz, McAllester, and Selman 1996) have advocated solving planning problems by encoding them first as SAT problems and then using efficient SAT solvers such as csx`r to solve them. Their approach involves...
Talking Heads ... a Review of Speaking Minds: Interviews with Twenty Eminent Cognitive Scientists
Speaking Minds: Interviews with Twenty Eminent Cognitive Scientists, Peter Baumgartner and Sabine Payr, editors, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995. 376 pp. $17.95 (paper). ISBN 0-69102901-6. $39.50 (cloth). ISBN 0-69103678-0. The editors...
Understanding GRAPHPLAN
The GRAPHPLAN algorithm developed by Blum and Furst (1995) has generated a lot of excitement in the planning community on two counts: (1) it was by far the most efficient domain-independent planner on several benchmark problems and (2) its design seemed...
Worldwide Perspectives and Trends in Expert Systems: An Analysis Based on the Three World Congresses on Expert Systems
An Analysis Based on the Three World Congresses on Expert Systems Some people believe that the expert system field is dead, yet others believe it is alive and well. To gain a better insight into these possible views, the first three world congresses...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.