Building Problem Solvers

ISBN-10: 0262061570

ISBN-13: 9780262061575

Edition: 1993

Authors: Kenneth D. Forbus, Johan De Kleer

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For nearly two decades, Kenneth Forbus and Johan de Kleer have accumulated a substantial body of knowledge about the principles and practice of creating problem solvers. In some cases they are the inventors of the ideas or techniques described, and in others, participants in their development. Building Problem Solvers communicates this knowledge in a focused, cohesive manner. It is unique among standard artificial intelligence texts in combining science and engineering, theory and craft to describe the construction of AI reasoning systems, and it includes code illustrating the ideas. After working through Building Problem Solvers, readers should have a deep understanding of pattern directed inference systems, constraint languages, and truth maintenance systems. The diligent reader will have worked through several substantial examples, including systems that perform symbolic algebra, natural deduction, resolution, qualitative reasoning, planning, diagnosis, scene analysis, and temporal reasoning. Kenneth D. Forbus is Professor of Computer Science and Education at the Institute for Learning Sciences, Northwestern University. Johan de Kleer directs the Systems and Practices Laboratory at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/19/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 706
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

Series Foreword
Classical Problem Solving
Pattern-Directed Inference Systems
Extending Pattern-Directed Inference Systems
Introduction to Truth Maintenance Systems
Justification-Based Truth Maintenance Systems
Putting the JTMS to Work
Logic-Based Truth Maintenance Systems
Putting an LTMS to Work
Implementing Qualitative Process Theory
Assumption-Based Truth Maintenance Systems
Improving the Completeness of Truth Maintenance Systems
Putting the ATMS to Work
Antecedent Constraint Languages
Assumption-Based Constraint Languages
A Tiny Diagnosis Engine
Symbolic Relaxation Systems
Some Frontiers
A: Putting the Programs to Work
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