n South African Computer Journal - Composing linear evaluation functions from observable features : reviewed article

Volume 2005, Issue 35
  • ISSN : 1015-7999
  • E-ISSN: 2313-7835



Discovering useful knowledge is a problem that remains elusive, even for publicly solved games such as Checkers. This paper presents a formal language that represents knowledge that can be used by two-player board game agents. The language assumes minimal domain knowledge and as basic symbols it employs information that can be obtained directly from the observation of a game position. The language operators can be used to construct and manipulate knowledge within the context of an evaluation function.

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