CISC 453/3.0 Topics in Artificial Intelligence
Original author: Jim Rodger
Last Revised: March 07, 2007
Investigation of selected areas of artificial intelligence research. Possible topics include natural language understanding, computational perception, planning, learning, and neurocomputing.
Prerequisite: CISC 352/3.0.
This second course in Artificial Intelligence provides students an
opportunity to explore a selection of the sub-disciplines and areas of
specialization within the field of Artificial Intelligence.
- Introduction to Planning
planning problems; state-space search; partial order planning; planning
graphs; planning and propositional logic.
- Planning and Acting
time, schedules & resources; hierarchical planning; non deterministic
domains & conditional planning; replanning & continuous planning; multi
- Introduction to Uncertainty
acting under uncertainty; probability notation & axioms; inference;
- Probabilistic Reasoning
Bayesian networks; representing conditional distributions; exact &
approximate inference; probability & first-order representation;
alternative approaches for uncertain reasoning; probabilistic reasoning
over time; hidden Markov models; Kalman filters; dynamic Bayesian
networks; speech recognition.
- Decision Making
utility theory & functions; decision networks; decision-theoretic expert
systems; sequential decision problems; value & policy iteration;
decision-theoretic agents; game theory.
- Machine Learning
clustering and unsupervised learning; classification; supervised and
inductive learning; decision trees and other classification methods;
computational learning theory;
knowledge in learning; explanation-based learning; relevance
information; inductive logic programming; statistical learning; complete
data; hidden variables; reinforcement learning.
- Natural Language
communication & language; formal grammar; parsing; augmented grammars;
semantic interpretation; ambiguity & disambiguation; discourse
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- Nilsson, N. Artificial Intelligence A New Synthesis, Morgan