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Title: The game of pentominoes
Author: Kuttner, Michael
Degree: Master of Science - MSc
Program: Computer Science
Copyright Date: 1972
Subject Keywords Computer programming;Pentominoes
Issue Date: 2011-03-22
Publisher University of British Columbia
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
Abstract: A study in game-playing programming is made using the game of pentominoes which has a very large branching factor and where there exists almost no precise, factual information to guide the conduct of the play. The difficulties encountered imply that some apparent advantages of heuristic techniques are more heavily problem-dependent than is usually conceded. A guiding device capable of learning is incorporated which significantly improves the program's play in competition with versions lacking it and shows subjective improvement with human competition.
Affiliation: Science, Faculty of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/32697
Scholarly Level: Graduate

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