EECS C25-2
Artificial Intelligence Programming

Professor: Christopher K. Riesbeck

Office: Room 328, The Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS), 1890 Maple Avenue (corner Maple and Emerson).

Office hours: 9 am -- 5 am, by appointment.

Phone: (708) 491-7279

Email: riesbeck@ils.nwu.edu

Resources

Required text:
Artificial Intelligence Programming, 2nd ed., by Charniak, Riesbeck, McDermott and Meehan.
Recommended text:
Paradigms in Artificial Intelligence Programming by Peter Norvig
FTP area for Lisp code:
aristotle.ils.nwu.edu pub/c25/
Newsgroup:
nwu.school.eecs.class.c25
Lecture notes:
http://www.ils.nwu.edu/~c25

Programming Language

Common Lisp with CLOS (Common Lisp Object System)

Candidates: Macintosh Common Lisp 2.0, Allegro Common Lisp for PC's, Kyoto Common Lisp with PCL, CLISP for PC's with PCL

What this course is about

Lisp programming techniques and tools:
macros, data-driven programming, functional programming, object-oriented programming, debugging tools
AI programming techniques:
backtracking, (extensible, compilable) pattern matchers, deductive retrieval

Grading

All work should be submitted by email to c25@ils.nwu.edu. Only working code should be submitted.

Code will be critiqued, not graded. Your grade will be based on how much you do and how much you've learned.

There is a project, but no final.

Projects

The default project is to build a modular GBS (Goal-based Scenario) engine.

A Lisp project for another course/project may be used, but approval must be obtained first.