9/30/03: Homework Zero updated to describe what you
need to turn in.
9/25/03: Due to some technical glitches, we're
postponing starting on SHAKEN for a week or two. Just focus on OpenCyc for now. The first homework assignment
has been changed accordingly.
12/8/03: What you need to include in your term project
report is described here.
Course Description: One of the most exciting frontiers in
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
today is knowledge representation. Building software that can understand
more about the world is essential for data mining, the Semantic Web, moving
beyond purely statistical approaches to natural language processing and
information retrieval, and for modeling the kind of conceptual processing that
is the hallmark of human cognition. This course provides hands-on experience
in representing knowledge. To do this, we will operate in a studio
style of instruction: Most of our meetings will be spent tackling
representation problems. Off-the-shelf tools will be used to provide a
foundation of material to start with, and the inference machinery needed to
test the representations that we build. Grading will be based on homework
assignments related to the work done in class, plus a project.
Prerequisites: CS 348 or CS 325 or equivalent AI experience.