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Foundations of Artificial Intelligence Introduction CS472 – Fall 2007 Thorsten Joachims Lecture and Project CS472: Foundations of Artificial Intelligence – Instructor: Prof. Thorsten Joachims – Lecture – Introduction to AI techniques – Agents, Search, CSP, Machine Learning, Planning, Reasoning, Knowledge Representa- tion, Reinforcement Learning CS473: Practicum in Artificial Intelligence – Instructor: Prof. Hod Lipson – Project – Hands-on experience with AI methods – Meets separate from CS472 – CS472 is co-requisite Contact Where : Philips 219 When : Mon, Wed, Fri 11:15-12:05 Professor : Thorsten Joachims, Computer Science Email : tj@cs.cornell.edu URL : www.cs.cornell.edu/People/tj Office Hours : 4153 Upson, We 1:30-2:30 Course web site: www.cs.cornell.edu/courses/CS472/2007fa/ Teaching Assistants: Thomas Finley, Alexander Chao, Ilya Sukhar, Griffin Dorman, Rick Keilty Æ Office hours posted on-line. Syllabus Problem solving principles of search, uninformed search, informed (“heuristic”) search, constraint satisfaction, local search, genetic algorithms, game playing Learning inductive learning, decision tree learning, statistical approaches, support vector machines, kernels, neural networks Knowledge representation and reasoning knowledge bases and inference, propositional and first-order logic, theorem-proving, planning Natural language understanding syntactic processing, ambiguity resolution, text understanding General Information Text: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach Russell and Norvig, Prentice-Hall, Inc., second edition. Class Notes and Handouts: Available from course web site / CMS Homework: approx. 6 homework assignments Examinations: two prelims, one final exam. Prerequisites: programming and data structures (CS211 or CS312), basic discrete math (CS280), basic linear algebra Grading Policy Assignments 45% Prelims 25% Final Exam 25% Participation/Interest 5% Late assignments drop 5% per each late day. Roughly: A=93-100; B=83-87; C=73-77; D=63-67; F= below 60
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2008 for the course CS 4700 taught by Professor Joachims during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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