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On Generality and Problem Solving : a Case Study Using the Dendral Program. AIM-131.

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Title:
On Generality and Problem Solving : a Case Study Using the Dendral Program. AIM-131.
Author:
Feigenbaum, Edward A., Buchanan, Bruce G., and Lederberg, Joshua
Author (no Collectors):
Feigenbaum, Edward A., Buchanan, Bruce G., and Lederberg, Joshua
Description:
Heuristic DENDRAL is a computer program written to solve problems of inductive inference in organic chemistry. This paper will use the design of Heuristic DENDRAL and its performance on different problems for a discussion of the following topics: l. the design for generality; 2. the performance problems attendent upon too much generality 3. the coupling of expertise to the general problem solving processes, 4. the symbiotic relationship between generality and expertnness of problem solving systems. We conclude the paper with a view of the design for a general problem solver that is a variant of the "big switch" theory of generality.
Topic:
Artificial intelligence
Subject:
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Memo (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 text file
Publication Info:
cau and Stanford (Calif.)
Date:
August 1970
Place created:
Stanford (Calif.)
Imprint:
Stanford (Calif.), August 1970
Genre:
memorandums
Identifier:
AIM-131
Repository:
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Collection:
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory records, 1963-2009
Manuscript number:
SC1041