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Artificial Intelligence: Structures and Strategies for Complex Problem Solving
Much has changed since the early editions of Artificial Intelligence were published. To reflect this the introductory material of this fifth edition has been substantially revised and rewritten to capture the excitement of the latest developments in AI work. Artificial intelligence is a diverse field. To ask the question "what is intelligence?" is to invite as many answers ...more
Hardcover, 928 pages
Published October 21st 2004 by Addison Wesley
(first published 2001)
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Jul 25, 2011 Joecolelife rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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This book really stands out among the AI texts (I've read 4 others). First, the language is clear and simple enough for undergrads to grasp. Second, there are consistent examples that pervade the text to help the reader apply each method to an established problem. Third, the explanations of algorithms/structures are crafted and phrased to TEACH, not merely to summarize a bunch of material for reference purposes. Finally, the programming chapters allow the student to realize the material, and rea ...more
Though it was already pointed by previous reviewers, this book's main selling point is the amount of knowledge accessible for someone previously not working wit A.I. The information gathered is approaching overly simplified yet really just well laid-out. If you're into the topic and only starting to work with it, it's a great to begin and gather basics plus extended info help-book. It's a jumpstart to the extensive research topics and ideas, yet one must comprehend that time does not simply go b ...more
About halfway through I found myself wishing I had chosen to read Russell and Norvig instead, although that's most likely just a case of that thing where you are never satisfied with what you have and always thinking you should have chosen the other thing, and that everything in your life would just be so much better if only you had said or done this one thing differently, as if some external thing could really ever make you happy or satisfy you, when really the problem is entirely internal, and ...more
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