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The Elements of Artificial Intelligence -- an introduction to using LISP. Steven Tanimoto.

The Elements of Artificial Intelligence -- an introduction to using LISP.

Computer Science Press, MD 1987, later printing; 530 pages, Index, appendices, illustrations.
Condition: Very Good or a bit better, dark blue hardcover in Very Good dark blue and white dustjacket and clear acetate glassine jacket protector. Illustration on cover of Table of the Elements with artificial intelligence 'elements' replacing the chemical ones (i.e., Pr Probability; Sy Syntax; etc) Binding is solid and secure, square and tight; pages are clean and unmarked. A nice copy of this.
Price: $10.00
Item no. C811204
Item Description
Contents -- an intellectual and technical challenge; what intelligence is - communication, learning etc;

What artificial intelligence is; growth of the AI research community; the industrialization of AI; etc; Philosophical challenges, Turing's test; AI and human beliefs, References;

Programming in LISP - s-expressions; functional forms; COND; PROG; eval and apply; MAPCAR; read and print; debugging; programming methodology; implementations of LISP, more;

Productions and Matching - modularity; pattern matching; the SHRINK; mathematical formula manipulation; bibliographical information, etc

Knowledge Representation - concept hierarchies; An ISA hierarchy in LISP; a conversational front end; logic; frames of context; semantic networks; constraints; relational databases; more

Search - space of states; painted squares puzzle; elementary search techniques; heuristic search methods; planning; a robotics example; two-person, zero-sum games; more

Logical Reasoning; Logic programming and PROLOG; non-monotonic reasoning; more;

Probabilistic Reasoning; Learning; Natural-Language Understanding; Vision - image formation and acquisition; preprocessing; connectedness and cellular logic; edges and lines; region growing; shape analysis; three dimensions and motinos; blocks-world heuristics; Bibliographical information, more

Expert Systems; The Future (from the perspective of the late 1980s) -- where is AI going; economic benefits; social growing pains; cultural benefits; more .