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Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp » (1st Edition)

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Authors: Peter Norvig
ISBN-13: 9781558601918, ISBN-10: 1558601910
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Date Published: October 1991
Edition: 1st Edition

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Author Biography: Peter Norvig

Book Synopsis

Paradigms of AI Programming is the first text to teach advanced Common Lisp techniques in the context of building major AI systems. By reconstructing authentic, complex AI programs using state-of-the-art Common Lisp, the book teaches students and professionals how to build and debug robust practical programs, while demonstrating superior programming style and important AI concepts. The author strongly emphasizes the practical performance issues involved in writing real working programs of significant size. Chapters on troubleshooting and efficiency are included, along with a discussion of the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and a description of the main CLOS functions. This volume is an excellent text for a course on AI programming, a useful supplement for general AI courses and an indispensable reference for the professional programmer.


Reconstructs authentic, complex AI programs using Common Lisp, showing how to build and debug robust practical programs and demonstrating superior programming style and important AI concepts. Emphasizes practical issues and troubleshooting and includes discussion of object-oriented programming and the main CLOS functions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroduction to Common Lisp1
1Introduction to Lisp3
2A Simple Lisp Program34
3Overview of Lisp48
Pt. IIEarly AI Programs107
4GPS: The General Problem Solver109
5ELIZA: Dialog with a Machine151
6Building Software Tools175
7Student: Solving Algebra Word Problems219
8Symbolic Mathematics: A Simplification Program238
Pt. IIITools and Techniques263
9Efficiency Issues265
10Low-Level Efficiency Issues315
11Logic Programming348
12Compiling Logic Programs388
13Object-Oriented Programming434
14Knowledge Representation and Reasoning460
Pt. IVAdvanced AI Programs507
15Symbolic Mathematics with Canonical Forms509
16Expert Systems530
17Line-Diagram Labeling by Constraint Satisfaction564
18Search and the Game of Othello596
19Introduction to Natural Language655
20Unification Grammars684
21A Grammar of English715
Pt. VThe Rest of Lisp751
22Scheme: An Uncommon Lisp753
23Compiling Lisp784
24ANSI Common Lisp834




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