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# quiz1_2009 - 6.034 Quiz 1 Name EMail Circle your TA and...

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6.034 Quiz 1 September 30, 2009 Name EMail Circle your TA and recitation time, if any, so that we can more easily enter your score in our records and return your quiz to you promptly. TAs Erica Cooper Matthew Peairs Keith Richards Mark Seifter Yuan Shen Jeremy Smith Olga Wichrowska Thu Time Instructor 11-12 Gregory Marton 12-1 Gregory Marton 1-2 Bob Berwick 2-3 Bob Berwick 3-4 Bob Berwick Fri Time Instructor 1-2 Randall Davis 2-3 Randall Davis 3-4 Randall Davis Problem number Maximum Score Grader 1 50 2 50 Total 100 There are 11 pages in this quiz, including this one. In addition, tear-off sheets are provided at the end with duplicate drawings and data. As always, open book, open notes, open just about everything. 1

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Problem 1: Rule Systems (50 points) Due to constant pressure from the 6.034 staff, J. K. Rowling decides to write an 8th Harry Potter book. But, she's suffering from a bad case of writer's block and decides to use a rule-based system to help her with the plot for Harry Potter and the Deadhorse Principle . She's given you a set of rules and assertions and would like your help with developing key plot points. Rules: P0: IF (AND('(?x) is ambitious', '(?x) is a squib') THEN '(?x) has a bad term') P1: IF ('(?x) lives in Gryffindor Tower') THEN ('(?x) is a protagonist') P2: IF (('(?x) lives in Slytherin dungeon') THEN ('(?x) is a villain'), '(?x) is ambitious)) P3: IF (AND(OR('(?x) is a protagonist', '(?x) is a villain'), '(?x) is ambitious') THEN ('(?x) studies a lot')) P4: IF (AND('(?x) studies a lot', '(?x) is a protagonist') THEN ('(?x) becomes Hermione's friend')) P5: IF (AND('(?x) snogs (?y)', '(?x) lives in Gryffindor Tower', '(?y) lives in Slytherin dungeon') THEN ('(?x) has a bad term')) Assertions: A0: (Millicent lives in Slytherin dungeon) A1: (Millicent is ambitious)) A2: (Seamus lives in Gryffindor Tower) A3: (Seamus snogs Millicent) 2
Part A: Backward Chaining (15 points) Make the following assumptions about backwards chaining: When working on a hypothesis, the backward chainer tries to find a matching assertion in the list of assertions. If no matching assertion is found, the backward chainer tries to find a

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