Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Programming


MARK J. STEFIK,     Daniel G. Bobrow is a research fellow and Mark J. Stefik is a principal scientist in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304

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This chapter presents certain perspectives on artificial intelligence programming. Programs are judged not only by whether they faithfully carry out the intended processing but also by whether they are understandable and easily changed. Programming systems for artificial intelligence applications use specialized languages, environments, and knowledge-based tools to reduce the complexity of the programming task. Programming environments provide tools that analyze ...

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